TORONTO—Concert Properties Ltd. and industry partners have made a donation of $100,000 to help support George Brown College Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) students deal with challenges caused by COVID-19.
Concert Properties has directed the pledge, which exceeded last year’s pledge amount, to its pre-existing Concert Properties and Partners Endowment, supplementing funding for scholarships at the CCET for students who are registered full time in their first, second or third year of study, indicates a release, adding the Concert Properties and Partners Award has facilitated the distribution of over 90 scholarships to George Brown College trades students.
“Despite not being able to host our annual golf tournament to raise funds for the endowment, Concert and our supporters were determined to provide financial assistance to George Brown College students impacted by the pandemic,” said Brian McCauley, president and CEO of Concert Properties Ltd., in a statement.
“Together we are pleased to be able to provide these much-needed funds to prepare trades students for the careers they have dreamt of as they move towards rewarding careers in our industry, helping to ensure the long-term supply of skilled trades labour in the province.”
“Through this gift, Concert Properties’ support for the students of the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies will go a long way to mitigating some of the tangible negative effects of the pandemic our students face,” said Dr. Adel Esayed, dean of the CCET.