When the ten Heavy Equipment Operator students were sat down to discuss the results of their Industry Training Authority exams they probably weren’t expecting instructors Don and John to tell them they all received top marks. Each of the 10 students received final exam marks of between 80-94%. To celebrate, Don presented the College class with hardhats and high visibility vests.

“Great job to all of you! Thank you for choosing Seabird College to achieve your training and educational goals,” said Shannon Chapman, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at
Seabird College. “We are so proud of our students for working so hard and following their dreams!”

The class’ hands-on experience operating heavy equipment began in late June and ends in July. Students gain experience operating: Hitachi Excavators, Terex Articulated Rock Trucks, CAT Excavators, Graders, Loaders, Mini Excavators and a Skidsteer. Seabird College’s Heavy Equipment Operators program is offered in partnership with Thompson Rivers University.

Over in the Adult Dogwood classroom, instructor Dave Oliver was also struck by three amazing scores achieved in English 12 and English 12 First Peoples.
Lorraine Smith achieved an amazing 100%, the first time in Dave’s experience, that anyone has achieved a perfect score.

Coming in with the second highest mark was Serena Hill who received an equally impressive 99.1%. She was awarded with a Quick Reference Writers Guide to help with her future studies. Who knows, she may even become an author one day!

Next in the top three was Crystal Harris at 99%! Crystal frequently spoke of a love of reading and writing during her time in class. We look forward to seeing her work published in the future.

Keep up the good work!

For more information about programs offered at Seabird College, contact Shannon Chapman at 604-796-6839, email schapman@seabirdisland.ca or visit www.seabirdcollege.ca.