Eight former Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools students have each received $1,000 apprenticeship scholarships.
The scholarships were awarded at the Game Changers in the Modern Workforce virtual awards ceremony held earlier this month.
The scholarship recipients are Chase Carlson, Jeffrey Jardine, Luke Larson, Neil Ebenal, Noah Schmucki, Jared Rose, Terrance Currie-Trimming and Anthony Stewart.
“We are excited to celebrate this amazing achievement. The focus and dedication these students have on their future careers is outstanding,” said superintendent Kathleen Finnigan.
Tracey Millar, dual credit and off campus divisional lead teacher, said the scholarships help young apprentices pay for tools, ongoing technical training and other expenses.
“The opportunity for students to enter the skilled trades while in high school, and experience authentic learning opportunities, is invaluable and cannot be replicated without our valued community business partners,” Millar said.
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves more than 10,360 students in 20 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail and Olds, as well as in an at-home learning program.