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P.E.I. Auto dealers help Holland College students with new entrance awards

Natalie Mitton, left, director of programs at Holland College, and Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier, right, executive director of the Holland College Foundation, accept a cheque from PEIADA president Darren Noonan and Lisa Doyle-MacBain, manager, provincial association executive, PEIADA.
Natalie Mitton, left, director of programs at Holland College, and Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier, right, executive director of the Holland College Foundation, accept a cheque from PEIADA president Darren Noonan and Lisa Doyle-MacBain, manager, provincial association executive, PEIADA.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Students entering Holland College’s Automotive Technology and Business programs have access to two new entrance awards following a financial boost from the P.E.I. Automobile Dealers Association (PEIADA).

The PEIADA has a long history of support for Holland College through the Holland College Foundation since 1992. In 2017, the association topped up its existing fund with a new $37,000 gift designated for student financial aid.

Darren Noonan, president of the PEIADA, highlighted the desire of those in the auto industry to encourage students to consider meaningful careers in management and administration, sales, service and parts in the automotive industry in P.E.I.

“It is important to have well-rounded and well-trained employees in this ever-advancing industry. Financially supporting the educational basis of students in the automotive technology and business programs help attract students into this exciting and rewarding career path involving technology, sales, administration, finance, human resources and management,” he said.

Natalie Mitton, director of programs at Holland College, says investments like this have a big on the college’s students and programs.

“Whether it’s resources for classrooms or direct financial aid support for our students, organizations like the PEIADA impact our programs and our learners long into the future.”

The awards are available to students who are pursuing careers in the automotive industry in P.E.I. Recipients must be P.E.I. residents who are accepted into Holland College’s Automotive Technology program or into one of Holland College’s Business programs (accounting technology, administrative assistant, business administration, human resources management and advertising management).

Five awards valued at $1,000 each are available annually. For details, visit scholarships and awards at hollandcollege.com.

 

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