$2,000 Entrance Awards to open doors to green careers

Durham College demonstrated its ongoing commitment toward a sustainable future when it announced today that 22 Entrance Awards will be granted to first-year students studying in the new Energy Management and Sustainable Building Technology program launching this September.

The Entrance Awards, valued at $2,000, will be supported by The Environmental Factor Inc., an Ajax-based company committed to environmental initiatives and sustainability.

Sustainability guides the college’s decisions and practices in fostering the continued success and well-being of its students, people and planet. As part of this commitment the college is implementing a variety of new measures to position itself as an environmental champion in the years ahead. The new one-year $2,000 Entrance Awards for the Energy Management and Sustainable Building Technology program are a sterling example of this initiative.

The three-year program is designed to prepare graduates in solving technical problems related to energy efficiency and energy conservation within industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. Students will learn in state-of-the-art facilities at the college’s Whitby campus, which focuses on energy conservation, sustainability and green technology.