Viterra invests $115,000 in the future success of GPRC students

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Viterra invests $115,000 in the future success of GPRC students

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015310 Views

November 27th, 2015

GRANDE PRAIRIE – GPRC students will benefit from a $115,000 investment from Viterra in their success with the creation of new annual scholarships that will be offered over the next 10 years.

The contribution allows for the following scholarships for the 2015/16 academic year:

  • two $2,000 scholarships for electrical students;
  • two $2,000 scholarships for millwright students;
  • two $1,250 scholarship for First Nation, Metis and Inuit students; and
  • one $1,000 scholarship for business students.

Viterra’s donation to GPRC is part of a $900,000 overall investment in post-secondary education institutions across Canada. GPRC is one of six post-secondary institutions in Alberta to receive funding.

“At Viterra, we place a high value on providing ongoing education and learning opportunities for our employees, so they are well equipped with the knowledge they need to serve our customers,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America. “We’re proud to be supporting Grande Prairie Regional College through funding that will   assist students that aspire to work in roles that Viterra employees perform across our industry leading asset network.”

Viterra announced its funding commitment to education in July 2015.   Since then it has worked closely with GPRC to develop annual scholarships with a goal of having the biggest impact on the lives of GPRC students, while supporting the growth of industry in the region. The new scholarships will be awarded to students based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

“Viterra’s forward-thinking commitment to the future of our students is an investment in the region’s communities and industries. GPRC students take what they learn here and go on to be leaders in their hometowns and in their careers,” said Don Gnatiuk, GPRC President and CEO. “Contributions to GPRC such as this not only makes an incredible difference in the lives of individual students, they has a long-lasting and positive effects on our communities.”

GPRC, is a comprehensive community institution, publicly supported to provide opportunities in post-secondary education in northwestern Alberta. Established in 1966 in Grande Prairie, GPRC now includes campuses in Fairview and Grande Prairie, and learning centres in Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton and Jasper. GPRC offers a wide variety of career certificates and diplomas, pre-employment and apprenticeship trades, university transfer studies, and several opportunities for on-campus degree completion at baccalaureate and master levels through collaborations with four-year universities. For more information visit gprc.ab.ca.

About Viterra
Viterra is Canada’s grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets.

Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Evans
GPRC
Corporate Communications
Phone: 780-539-2951

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