In October, Lethbridge College celebrated a $100,000 gift from Viterra, a leader in Canada’s grain industry which has made a significant investment in post-secondary institutions across the country this year. The gift will support student awards, making education more accessible to all of those with the desire to achieve.
“We’re proud to be investing in the skills training of students through our contribution to Lethbridge College as a part of our overall commitment to education,” says Viterra’s President and CEO for North America Kyle Jeworski. “The agriculture programs here are focused on the needs of our industry and are instrumental in giving students the knowledge and experience to pursue meaningful careers.”
The $100,000 gift is a part of the college’s Possibilities are Endless campaign, an ambitious effort to raise $25 million to support key innovative and essential college initiatives, including student awards. Viterra’s gift will be used to create scholarships and awards for students in a variety of programs, and $25,000 of the gift is specifically directed to awards for First Nation, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students. The first round of awards from Viterra’s gift will go to students taking electrical apprenticeship and business administration – marketing programs.