Jace Salmon and Tyler Wells were among the students who received scholarships for post-secondary education from the Government of Alberta and will be celebrated for their achievements at a provincial banquet on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton.
Former students of William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus, they received the Registered Apprenticeship Program scholarships, each worth a value of $1,000, with Jace Salmon working with TKS Controls and Tyler Wells with Wellsy’s Welding.
“It feels pretty satisfying being recognized by others and definitely makes me feel like all my hard work is paying off,” Jace Salmon said in an interview.
“I take pride in my work and my job, so it’s definitely an honour,” added Salmon, who is attending the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic in Calgary.
Salmon received two scholarships, the first being from the Registered Apprenticeship Program, and the second being from the Apprenticeship Board of Alberta for first year apprentices.
Speaking of Jace Salmon’s achievements, his mother Kim Salmon said, “We are very proud of Jace’s accomplishments.”
“He has always chosen his own path and is extremely focused on what he wants to accomplish with his career in Instrumentation,” added Kim.
Salmon is thankful for all the support he has received from his family.
“I wouldn’t be where I am without these people, firstly my parents for always being supportive no matter what I chose to do, my grandpa Jim for teaching me a lot of fundamental mechanical skills from a young age,” said Salmon, also expressing gratitude to his teachers at Wm. E Hay and his colleagues at TKS Controls.
Tyler Wells was not available for comment.