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Community College Technician/Technology Award

Community College Technician/Technology Award

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Value: $1,000
Annual Awards: one per Ontario college

One annual student award, valued at $1,000 per Ontario college, offered to a qualified student and a member of an employment equity target group (women, Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), persons with disabilities, and visible minorities).

Eligibility Criteria

This award is granted to a student currently enrolled full-time in second year of one of the following technician/technology programs: electrical, electronics, instrumentation, mechanical, power systems, computer, chemical or marine engineering.

Applicants must:

  • have strong oral and written communication skills;
  • demonstrate leadership skills; 
  • provide proof of good academic standing (minimum B average); 
  • be involved in extra-curricular activities, including volunteer work; 
  • receive no more than one other award of equal or greater value in his/her second year;
  • submit a completed Applicant/Nominee Information Package (see below under 'Process'); and
  • be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation.


  • The award recipient is nominated through the College’s internal awards selection process/program.
  • Following nomination, the Student Awards Office provides written notification and a completed Applicant/Nominee Information Package to OPG. This package must include:
    • a letter of nomination/recommendation from the Student Awards Office;
    • a 250-500 word overview prepared by the nominee highlighting their qualifications/interest in the OPG Technician/Technology Award;
    • a copy of nominee's most recent official transcript; and
    • a copy of nominee's current resume listing all work, volunteer and extra-curricular activities (full-time and part-time).
  • Following acceptance of the nominee, OPG provides the Student Awards Office with a letter of congratulations to the award recipient along with the accompanying award cheque to be presented to the recipient at the College’s Awards Ceremony.