Patrick Waunch

Trades scholarship created

Okanagan College students enrolled in the mechanical building trades got some heavy industry backing

Okanagan College students enrolled in the mechanical building trades got some heavy industry backing with the announcement of a new award from the Southern Interior Construction Association.

SICA is contributing $17,500 over the next five years to create the SICA Patrick Waunch Award.

“This annual award of $3,500 will make it easier for students to get their certificates in refrigeration and air conditioning, sheet metal work or plumbing,” said Bill Everitt, SICA chief operating officer.

“We also wanted to take the opportunity to create something that would recognize Patrick Waunch who has contributed so much to this industry.”

Waunch, Rambow Mechanical president, has played an instrumental role in SICA, sitting on the board for nearly two decades. A holder of Red Seal tickets in four mechanical trades, Waunch is a member of Okanagan College’s program advisory committee, and has held numerous roles at the provincial and national level.

A past-chairperson of the B.C. Construction Association, Waunch currently serves as chairperson of the Trade Contractors Council for the Canadian Construction Association.

“This award is very generous,” said Brad Oliver, chairperson of the mechanical building trades department at Okanagan College

“It will help somebody not so fortunate to get into the trade and maybe later think about giving something back, like Patrick has.”

 

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