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Sommers recognizes achievement at Conestoga

sommers_achievement_award_winnersAugust 10, 2012 - Two students from the Electrical Engineering Technology Program at Conestoga College were recognized for outstanding achievement as winners of the Kay and Wes Sommers Award at the program’s recent graduation ceremonies in Kitchener, Ont. Thayse Farias received her award for achievement in the Process Control section of Electrical Engineering Technology studies, while David Vos was the recipient of the award for studies in Alternative Energy.


August 10, 2012
By Sommers Motor Generator Sales

August 10, 2012 – Two students from the Electrical Engineering
Technology Program at Conestoga College were recognized for outstanding
achievement as winners of the Kay and Wes Sommers Award at the program’s
recent graduation ceremonies in Kitchener, Ont. Thayse Farias received
her award for achievement in the Process Control section of Electrical
Engineering Technology studies, while David Vos was the recipient of the
award for studies in Alternative Energy.

Since 1987, the Wes and Kay Sommers Awards are presented annually to the
top students who demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning, high
academic excellence and an outstanding ability to achieve the program’s
objectives. The awards are sponsored by Sommers Motor Generator Sales , which was established by Kay and Wes Sommers in 1936 and is today a leading manufacturer of standby and prime power systems.

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From left to right: David Vos, Kenneth Sommers, president of Sommers Motor Generator Sales, Bobbi Sommers, Thayse Farias and, representing Conestoga’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program, David Garner.


 

Conestoga has offered Electrical Engineering Technology students a
choice of options in Process Control and Alternative Energy since 2008.
The Process Control stream qualifies graduates in traditional
technologist roles related to automating the operation and control of
manufacturing and assembly systems. The Alternative Energy option was
introduced to focus on technologies for alternative energy production
including wind power, photovoltaic (solar) cells, geothermal, biomass
and micro-hydro.

Kenneth Sommers, president and son of the company’s founders and his
wife, Bobbi, presented the awards. “Recognizing talented young people
like this is a great way for Sommers to celebrate its 75th year of
advancing power technology,” he said. “We’re very pleased to have such
an opportunity to support the future of our industry in Canada.”

Related links
www.sommersgen.com
www.conestogac.on.ca