“Our company has a vision of supporting our local community, and education is near to our hearts,” said Pam Mullin, CFO/Director of Finance & Administration KBD Transportation.
Seven young people, all the children or grandchildren of employees of KBD Transportation were presented with cheques for $1,000 each, on Thursday, August 27, to help them towards their educational goals.
“It was very much a pleasure to read your essays, and to appreciate that your work will help KBD in the future as we promote our business. We thank you all very much for your applications, and wish you very good luck at school,” Mullin said.
“We are very excited for all of you, and for the great opportunities which lie ahead,” added Cindy Ault, manager, Human Resources, Safety & Compliance at KBD.
The students were honoured and thrilled to receive the money from the company, pledging that the funds will definitely be put to very good use as they head off to school this September.
Kaitlyn Geurkink, who is an employee at KBD, will be attending St. Lawrence College in general arts and science. Jake Casselman, whose grandfather is a KBD driver, is studying at McGill University in earth and planetary sciences.
Megan VanAllen’s father is a KBD driver, and she will be at St. Lawrence College in behavioural science technology. Kris Wattie, whose father is a KBD driver/owner/operator is at Herzig College in computer networking technology.
Alicia Pyper, who will attend the Ottawa Academy studying professional hair styling, is the daughter of a KBD driver. Allysa Mayhew, whose father is a KBD truck and coach technician apprentice, is going to Fleming College in Social Services.
Meghan Laming, whose mother is a KBD transportation specialist, will be studying custom border services at Loyalist College in the fall of 2015.