As part of Concert’s longstanding commitment to supporting trades training across Canada, the company has initiated a new scholarship program with Georgie Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) in Toronto through an initial $75,000 donation. Our commitment is to fund the program at that level through to at least 2019 via funds raised during our annual golf tournaments.
The Concert Properties & Partners Awards are intended to promote the building trades and building automation education. With a shared focus on sustainable innovation in building practices, Concert’s support of George Brown is mutually beneficial.
“Concert Properties is supporting our students financially with its awards and it also puts the sustainability practices we promote and teach at CCET into practice, providing an excellent industry example for our students,” said Nancy Sherman, Dean of the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies.
“As a real estate developer who relies on an adequate supply of skilled labour both in Ontario and British Columbia, we have always considered it extremely important to take an active role in supporting trades training across Canada,” said Brian McCauley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Concert.
“Since our fundraising efforts began in 2002, I am proud to say that we have raised in excess of $2 million for a variety of organizations who are united by this common mission. For all that they do to provide essential education with a focus on environmental sustainability, we are proud to be partnering with George Brown College,” added McCauley.
Concert is proud to promote economic, environmental and social sustainability in its developments. George Brown echoes a dedication to these pillars by incorporating sustainability into programs like Building Automation and through applied research conducted at the College’s Green Building Centre. The Green Building Centre provides a space for industry, educators and students to work together to test, develop and implement sustainable building practices.
Concert’s first donation was presented to the College at a special event at the Chefs’ House on January 30, 2015. Beginning in April 2015, six scholarships of $1,667 each will be awarded, with a further five entrance awards of $3,000 each to be awarded in September 2015.
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