Two recipients have been named for Technical Safety BC's first ever Alumni Scholarship Awards.
Julianna Kyle and Gareth Hurd each received $2,500 as the winning recipients of the scholarships. Technical Safety BC worked with the Technical Safety BC Alumni Association Executive Committee to launch the inaugural scholarship program, in which candidates were asked to respond via essay to the question, “What is the importance of safe technical systems to the people of British Columbia?”
In her winning entry, Julianna wrote about technical systems and the importance of a regulatory body to oversee safety protocols.
She wrote, “In places where electricians, welders, and other technical contractors are not licensed and regulated, the quality of work is greatly inferior. Inferior work leads to hazardous environments, and the human cost of related accidents is borne by everyone living there.”
Gareth focused on prevention being the key to reducing technical safety incidents.
He wrote, “Ensuring that proper safety procedures are used will not only reduce an enormous financial burden on British Columbians but also relieve suffering and fatalities.”
Julianna is currently embarking on her Masters of Counselling, Psychology program, while Gareth is in his fourth year of Environmental Science studies.
“Technical Safety BC is delighted to work with our alumni in providing these scholarships to support Julianna and Gareth’s education goals. We all agree that education in general is key to achieving our vision of: Safe Technical Systems. Everywhere.,” says Catherine Roome, Technical Safety BC's President and CEO.
Technical Safety BC's inaugural 2015 Alumni Scholarship Awards accepted applications from all eligible Technical Safety BC employees, alumni, and/or their immediate family members.