Award Recognizes St. Clair For Skilled Trades
Wednesday April 8th, 2015
Posted at 12:00pm
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The President of St. Clair College, Dr. John Strasser, has been presented with the Klaus Woerner Skilled Trades Hall of Fame Award.
During Dr. Strasser’s 15 year career at St. Clair College, he has overseen the development of a number of initiatives that have supported skilled trades training in the community including the Ford Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Construction, Innovation and Production and the Trades and Technology Centre in Chatham.
In addition, St. Clair College was the first college in the Province to introduce a $1,000 Entrance Scholarship for all participants competing at the Skills Ontario or Great Lakes Robotics competition who choose to St. Clair College for their post-secondary education.
The Skills Ontario Klaus Woerner Award, launched in 2006, honours the late founder of ATS Automation Tooling Systems. It was developed to recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of skilled trades and technologies. The advancement can broadly include invention, innovation or advocacy in education/training, entrepreneurship, industry or leadership.