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Release Date: December 21, 2015

Watchkeeping Mate program students Jennifer Scott and Kevin Campbell were presented with prestigious awards by the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada (NPESC) on November 17, 2015 during a special ceremony in the new Trades Education and Innovation Complex at Camosun’s Interurban campus.

“It has been a real pleasure to teach them both,” said Ivan Oxford, Program Leader, Nautical Training. “Our students learn how to be leaders in the marine industry and Jennifer and Kevin are building bright futures in their chosen field.”

Scott was awarded a $1,500 bursary which is presented annually to students who are enrolled in a marine training course and have demonstrated a high level of excellence and potential for future success.

“I am very appreciative of the support of Camosun,” said Scott. “I’ve worked my whole life in the marine industry and I am grateful for everything I’ve learned here as it all helps to further my career.” A native of Hornby Island, Scott is currently half-way through the program and expects to graduate in June 2016 with plans to start working right away as a Watchkeeping Mate.

Campbell was awarded a book prize for outstanding academic achievement in his courses. “I am appreciative of the guidance given to me by my instructors,” said Campbell. “They really helped me to develop the skills needed to go forward.” A recent program graduate, Campbell is currently working towards achieving his unlimited certificate while employed with the Canadian Coast Guard.

Nautical Training students Jennifer Scott and Kevin Campbell receive their awards.

Camosun’s leading nautical training programs prepare students to become ship’s officers or captains on fishing, domestic and international vessels. Experienced and active nautical instructors provide leadership skills and training on the latest technology.

NPESC is a registered society with the goal of furthering the professional education of Canadian mariners. The society began offering student scholarships in 2001, and since 2009 they have awarded a bursary to students enrolled in an approved marine training course. This is the second year in a row that a Camosun student has been awarded the prestigious bursary.


Ivan Oxford
Program Leader, Nautical Training
Camosun College

Last updated: December 21, 2015 9:43 am

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