Sandvik Coromant awards scholarships to nine NAIT students
October 4, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 4, 2018 – Sandvik Coromant has awarded nine students in their fourth year of the Machinist Apprenticeship Program at the North Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with its annual scholarships.
The awards dinner took place in Edmonton on September 25, 2018.
Seven of the recipients were given the Sandvik Coromant Award, based on top academic achievement in the fourth year of the program. In addition, the Sandvik Coromant Leadership Award was granted to two individuals. This award is given to the top student(s) who demonstrates initiative, creativity, leadership with their fellow students and enthusiasm in conjunction with academic achievement.
Malcolm Haines, dean of the School of Skilled Trades at NAIT, says, “We are very grateful to Sandvik Coromant for all they have done to support our program and our students. Through their continued support, they are helping to ensure that our programs can stay on the cutting edge of what the machining industry requires now and will require in the future. Our students have greatly benefitted by having both the financial support provided by the awards but also the opportunity to use the state of the art tooling that Sandvik Coromant is renowned for.”
NAIT is a polytechnic school that specializes in science, technology, business and trades.
Tom Henry, partner marketing Americas manager at Sandvik Coromant, adds, “Support for education and sharing knowledge to gain the skillsets required by our industry is a priority at Sandvik Coromant. The NAIT education partnership provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills leading to pathways to real world career advancement and we are proud to support that.”
Sandvik Coromant is part of the global Sandvik corporation and develops manufacturing tools and machining solutions for the metalworking industry.