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Release Date: March 24, 2016

VICTORIA—What do you do when your massive recycling trucks with a full complement of complex lifting, tipping and compaction systems reach the end of their commercial life span? You recycle them, of course. That’s what happened last month when Waste Management Canada needed to retire two of it’s commercial load trucks. In an act of philanthropy that doubles as an investment in skilled trades training, Glen Tullock, Waste Management District Manager arranged to donate two older-model recycling trucks to Camosun’s Heavy Duty Mechanics shop.

“Donations like this are great teaching and learning investments for our Foundation and Apprenticeship students,” says Heavy Mechanical Trades program lead Bob Glover. “Modern day trucks represent a specialized integration of mechanical, electrical and technological systems. The learning potential of this gift will last for many years, as students dismantle and explore the inner workings. We are very grateful to Glen Tullock and Waste Management Canada for their generosity.”

“It feels amazing to help students gain professional skills that will lead to good jobs, like those at Waste Management Canada. We rely on quality grads from great training schools like Camosun,” says Tullock. “I am especially grateful that Waste Management backs my efforts to help ‘pay it forward’ by supporting this donation.”

Camosun’s Heavy Mechanical Trades programs have relocated to the brand new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation building that opened recently at Interurban campus. Expanded space co-incides with an expanded program, which now included the four-year Red Seal apprenticeship program.

Waste Managment Canada Donates Trucks to Camosun

The Camosun College Foundation invites donors who wish to create a learning legacy to contact an advancement manager.

Contact

Angie Bowles
Camosun College Advancement Manager
bowlesa@camosun.ca
250-370-4239

Last updated: March 24, 2016 1:09 pm

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