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PSAC awards presented to pair of NLC students

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DAWSON CREEK – Two Northern Lights College students are the most recent beneficiaries of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) Award.

Johnathon Merkl (Heavy Duty Equipment/Commercial Transport Technician) and Lee Wetherill (Millwright Foundation) recently received their awards, valued at $1,500 each, from PSAC representative David Ergang and NLC Financial Aid Officer Billie-Jo Crandall.

“PSAC and our member companies are committed to investing in the development of skilled talent to help build the future workforce,” said Mark Salkeld, PSAC’s president and CEO. “Encouraging students to consider the exciting prospects available in the services sector and helping them capitalize on opportunities by providing further training and financial support is the central aim of the PSAC Education Fund.”

Four students are eligible to receive the PSAC award annually, two each in programs that start in September and February. Fulltime students in Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation, Millwright Foundation, or Welding Level C are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit an application that includes the following information: a career plan; their interest in working in the service, supply and manufacturing sector of the petroleum industry; and any prior knowledge of the petroleum industry.

Student awards are administered by the NLC Foundation. For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at or contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email

For complete details about the PSAC Education Fund and the scholarships, visit


PSAC’s David Ergang (left) was joined by NLC’s Billie-Jo Crandall (right) in presenting Johnathon Merkl and Lee Wetherill with their awards.