Lambton College and Shell Canada announced Friday a new initiative to support faculty and students in the College’s School of Technology. Shell’s Campus Ambassador Program, along with a $200,000 contribution from Shell, will provide support to Lambton College faculty and students with the aim of developing and attracting the best and brightest recruits in years to come.
“We greatly appreciate Shell’s support of Lambton College over the years. This contribution will significantly benefit our students and faculty by providing more opportunities for them to directly interact with the latest technologies and business practices that Shell is employing,” said Tony Hanlon, Lambton College President.
Through the Campus Ambassador Program, Shell Campus Ambassador Team members will deliver presentations to Lambton students in the School of Technology on subject areas relevant to their studies. Faculty members will have the opportunity to job shadow at the Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the latest technological practices.
“Our Campus Ambassadors are key to developing strong relationships with universities, colleges, and trade and technical schools. As well as forming bonds with the students and faculty, the Ambassadors will help reinforce Shell’s reputation as a first class employer,” said Tim Bancroft, Shell Canada Vice-president of Sustainable Development, Technology and Public Affairs.
“The Shell Campus Ambassador Program at Lambton College will help build stronger relationships between Lambton’s faculty and students and Shell employees,” said Hanlon. “It’s a win-win situation: the students gain practical experience in their field of study, the faculty have the opportunity to see first-hand how technology is applied at Shell’s facility, and Shell gets to meet top-notch prospective recruits.”
In addition to the hands-on involvement of Shell Campus Ambassadors, Shell Canada is providing $200,000 to support student initiatives in the School of Technology and Student Services at Lambton College.
The funding will support scholarships, upgrades to laboratory facilities, enhancement of the Lambton Mobile Technology Trailer, field trips for Secondary School students to tour the Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre and Lambton College, development of peer mentoring and role modeling strategies for aboriginal students, and the creation of a Career Corner in the Co-op and Career Services Department.
“As an energy company committed to learning and sustainable development, our goal is simple: To bring out the best in Canada’s students today knowing they will become the leaders of tomorrow,” says Bancroft. “Shell has ambitious growth plans and we will need many more talented people to realize them.”
For more information, contact:
Director, Marketing & Communications
519 542 7751 ext 3334
Senior Community Investment Representative
Shell Canada Limited
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