Sureway Construction commits $500,000 to NAIT scholarships and programs
Edmonton-based Sureway Construction Group Ltd. is supporting student success at NAIT with a $500,000 gift that is allocated to programs and new scholarships.
“Today we are recognizing a unique partnership – one that benefits four NAIT programs, our students and staff, and Alberta,” said NAIT President and CEO, Dr. Glenn Feltham. “I am proud to announce the establishment of the The Sureway Construction Group Ltd. Scholarships that recognize outstanding full-time students.”
The funds will be used for priority projects in Civil Engineering Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Welding Apprenticeship and Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship programs, and create eight new scholarships within these programs, each valued at $2,500. These will be awarded to students annually for five years based on academic achievement and community involvement.
“NAIT provides employers with an exceptional, skilled workforce. These are the kind of people Alberta needs – and these are the people that Sureway hires,” said Bruce Hagstrom, VP and general manager of Sureway Construction Group Ltd., and a NAIT alumnus (Civil Engineering Technology ’71). “Personally, NAIT has been very good to me. My NAIT education prepared me for a meaningful and challenging career. It was a great place to start.”
Founded in 1973, Sureway Construction is one of Alberta’s largest privately-owned civil construction contractors. Since its inception, the company has experienced exponential growth, and now includes a number of subsidiaries to handle transportation, sand and mineral extraction and processing, construction aggregates and labour contracting. The company looks to NAIT for project managers, coordinators, welders, heavy duty mechanics and office staff.
This funding will help position NAIT to achieve its long-term vision to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas including science, technology and the environment, business, health and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. NAIT enrolled its first students in 1962.
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