Algonquin College graduate Joseph Wabegijig and future student Travis Reinke are the first two recipients of the Hydro One FNMI award.
The annual award is granted to two First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students who are studying power-related disciplines at a recognized Ontario post-secondary institution.
Wabegijig recently graduated from the Civil Engineering program, and hopes to use the money from the award to further his studies. Reinke, meanwhile, will be taking the Computer Systems Technician program this fall and says he “will always look back at this opportunity with much gratitude and appreciation as I work towards building a career with Hydro One.” As part of the award, the two will receive a work term with Hydro One.
Hydro One President and CEO Laura Formusa calls Wabegijig and Reinke “part of the future of our industry”. “We are proud to support the FNMI community and to be recognized for playing an important role in increasing the representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in our industry.”
Read the full press release from Hydro One here.
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