OACETT creates endowment for Georgian Engineering Technology students
February 15, 2012

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) has created a $40,000 endowment to fund an annual financial award for Engineering Technology students enrolled at Georgian College.

The endowment is made possible through a generous donation from OACETT’s Carole and George Fletcher Foundation, which was matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support program.

Gabrielle Koopmans, Acting Dean of Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies at Georgian made the announcement in front of an audience of students and employers during the College’s annual career fair.

“We are very thankful to OACETT for recognizing our students and supporting them on their post-secondary journeys. Many of them will become OACETT’s future work force so the partnership is well-aligned,” said Koopmans.

$1,000 annually for students

The OACETT endowment fund will provide a $1,000 award each year in perpetuity to a student studying in an OACETT-recognized engineering or applied science program. Students enrolled in their second or third year will be able to apply for this financial support.

“The Georgian College endowment is part of a broader capital campaign to celebrate 25 years of OACETT’s bursary program by endowing 25 funds at 25 colleges across Ontario,” said David Tsang, Chair of the Carole and George Fletcher Foundation. “OACETT and the Fletcher Foundation have engaged in this capital campaign to expand the bursary program’s reach and support technology education that will cultivate home-grown expertise to meet local and global demands.”


  • Founded in 1957, OACETT is the professional association that promotes the interests of engineering and applied science technicians and technologists in industry, educational institutions, with government and with the public.
  • OACETT is also Ontario’s independent certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists.
  • The Carole and George Fletcher Foundation bursary program, administered by OACETT, helps young people across the province pursue careers in engineering and applied science technology. Since awarding its first bursary in 1987, the Foundation has recognized 326 students across Ontario.
  • For more information about OACETT and the ‘s campaign, please visit www.oacett.org.
  • For more information about Georgian’s School of Engineering Technology, please visitwww.georgiancollege.ca/engineering/.