Engineers from Te Puke, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui has been chosen as winners of the 2021 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship.
The Acorn Foundation says it is pleased to announce the five recipients of the scholarship.
Members of the Acorn Scholarship Committee review applications put forward from local engineering firms, including references and progress reports provided by Competenz to select the best second year apprentice candidates each year.
The following recipients and their respective workplaces will receive funding to assist with expenses and equipment for the next two years from the Bob & Pat Page Fund:
Torin Bryon, Te Puna - Boshier Engineering
Omri Cook, Papamoa Beach - Gamminco Industrial
Giovanni Dryfhout, Te Puke - Page Macrae Engineering
Ronan Mitchell, Mt. Maunganui - Page Macrae Engineering
Connor Watkins, Papamoa Beach - Contract Mechanical Services Ltd
'The Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship programme has now been running for 13 years,” says Acorn Foundation general manager Lori Luke.
'Nearly 60 well-deserving apprentices and their workplaces have now received support due to the generosity of Bob and Pat Page.
'It is wonderful to have the Acorn Foundation manage such a worthwhile endeavour.”
The Page Macrae Engineering team were thrilled with the awards, saying 'On behalf of the Page Macrae Team and the two successful applicants, we thank you and all those involved in the Acorn Foundation for this wonderful opportunity for the Apprentices and their Employers. So gratefully received and appreciated”.