Four students from the Automobile Mechanics program at West Island Career Centre (WICC) won bursaries from NAPA Auto Pro. Sarah Lane, Matthias Balk-Forcione, Mervin Toussaint, and Melissa Lalonde will each receive a $1,000 bursary.. Ms. Lane obtained the highest score of any student in the province. The bursaries will be disbursed on September 28 and 29 at a gala in Ottawa. Each winner will be invited, along with a guest, for an all-expense paid trip to attend the gala.
NAPA Auto Pro held the contest across Quebec for students in the Automobile Mechanics program. In all, 10 bursaries were available to win. Students were selected to compete based on their attendance, punctuality, performance and work ethic (safety, behaviour, know-how and personal skills).
Once selected, students were asked to submit a video where they answered 3 questions:
- What are the main reasons that you chose to study automobile mechanics as your trade?
- You will soon be beginning a career as a mechanic. Please explain your current personal career objectives for the coming years. In brief, how do you foresee your future in this trade?
- In 2018, automobiles have evolved tremendously; they include many new systems and new technologies. What fascinates you the most with today’s modern automobiles?
Students were not evaluated on video quality, but rather on content. This is not the first time that Automobile Mechanics students from WICC have won bursaries from NAPA Auto Pro. In the fall of 2017, 6 students also won bursaries.
Congratulations to the winners! We’re very proud of your accomplishments.