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BOP engineering apprentices awarded scholarships

The late Bob Page was passionate about seeing young people succeed and his wife started an engineering scholarship with the Acorn Foundation to continue his legacy. Supplied image.

Five Bay of Plenty engineering apprentices have received a helping hand from the Acorn Foundation.

The second year apprentices are recipients of the 2020 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship and were chosen because of their talent, attitude and enthusiasm.

The recipients and their respective workplaces will receive funding to assist with educational expenses and equipment for the next two years from the Bob and Pat Page Fund.

The recipients are:

  • Kullen Burgess, Whakamarama—Impact Engineering
  • James Deelstra, Gate Pa—Robert Page Engineering Ltd
  • Braden Strong, Katikati—Page Macrae Engineering
  • Joseph Terry, Papamoa Beach—Page Macrae Engineering
  • David Turnbull-Broadfoot, Oropi—Contract Mechanical Services Ltd

General Manager of the Acorn Foundation Lori Luke says “This scholarship programme is in its 12th year and has now provided financial support to 52 talented young men and women who are pursuing a career in Engineering.

“Bob and Pat Page would be absolutely thrilled that their dream of assisting local apprentices to achieve their goals has come this far.

“We are so pleased that the Acorn Foundation has been selected to manage this worthy programme into perpetuity.”

An external selection panel reviews the applications, references and progress reports provided by Competenz to select the best candidates each year.

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