By Erin McLaughlin
Prince George, British Columbia — August 10, 2017 — White & Peters, with the support of BASF, has provided $1,000 bursaries to two College of New Caledonia (CNC) students, Gavin Campbell and Samuel Rogers, as part of an annual commitment of the CNC Student Awards program. These bursaries are given with the purpose of aiding graduating students in purchasing necessary tools, and to help them begin their careers in the collision repair and refinish fields.
Campbell was born and raised in Jamaica, and came to Canada in 2016 to study at CNC. Having just finished the foundation level in the Autobody repair program, he will soon begin the autobody-refinishing program. His long-term goals include growing with a company, and eventually owning his own business in the field. “I really don’t have words to explain how grateful I am and how much this means to me,” said Campbell in a letter to Mort Hall, General Manager of White & Peters.
Rogers just completed his first and second year of autobody repair. He is currently working at a bodyshop. “I will be using this bursary for tools and equipment that I will need for work,” said Rogers.
Hall expressed his excitement towards the bursaries, stating, “We are always very enthusiastic to support the young talent and technical schools in our industry. The College of New Caledonia has a great program that feeds Northern British Columbia and we’re happy to support it. In an effort to support all of the regional markets that we serve, we also support the vocational colleges in the Greater Vancouver area, and the BC interior by way of grassroots scholarships.”
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