SUDBURY, Ontario – Bestech has won a 2012 Employer Stellar Award from the Education Co-ordinating Team of Workforce Planning for Sudbury and Manitoulin. Nominated by the Employment Centre at College Boreal, the Employer Stellar Award recognizes exemplary employers for their efforts with students.
The Stellar Awards are awarded bi-annually in order to recognize a partnership between business or industry (as potential employers) and schools and their students to provide opportunities that develop a future workforce.
Bestech accepted 13 student co-op placements this summer from Laurentian University, University of Guelph, Michigan State University, Cambrian College, and Lockerby Composite School. The company also made a recent contribution of $25,000 over the next five years to College Boreal’s Major Capital Campaign. The funding commitment includes a licence for College Boreal to use Bestech’s software products, valued at $200,000, in order to apply as a training tool for students and therefore, integrate these products into the course curriculum.
To demonstrate College Boreal’s appreciation, Bestech’s logo will be imbedded in the floor tile near the new amphitheater. The college has also offered its team of R&D professionals to work with Bestech to expand the firm’s technologies and to apply eligible research funds for continuous study and further development of the company’s products. Furthermore, College Boreal provided Bestech with access to the Sudbury campus’ automation lab to Bestech employees.
“We are thrilled to be honoured as a community employer and we will continue to look to our local educational institutions to complement our current team of professionals”, said Marc Boudreau, co-CEO of Bestech. “The talent that comes from our local schools is incredible! Bestech has hired so many brilliant individuals which we found right in our own backyard. Our partnerships with the various colleges and universities will allow us to maintain access to top students who are expertly trained, while the students will be able to further expand their knowledge by gaining work experience in their field of study.”
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