Supporting Students on the Toboggan Hill | PCL

Supporting Students on the Toboggan Hill

At PCL we are proud to be a partner in and sponsor events like the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR). Doing so not only provides us with an opportunity to meet and network with some of the best and brightest engineering students from across North America, but also breeds a culture of innovation, passion, and teamwork. As PCLers we pride ourselves on these traits and have adopted them into our culture and business practices, which has led to the success of many of our project teams and created a strong foundation for future projects.

Some of the best and brightest engineering
students from across North America gathered to
build their sense of innovation, passion for
construction, and teamwork.

This past year, PCL welcomed more than 600
students from over 88 postsecondary institutions
across North America to our company-wide Student
Program.

 

 

This past year, PCL welcomed more than 600 students from over 88 postsecondary institutions across North America to our company-wide Student Program. The role that postsecondary institutions play in fostering our success and that of our students is crucial. We are incredibly proud of the relationships we’ve built and continue to build with these schools, and are thankful to be a part of each student’s career path.
 

Students with Potential​


PCL has been a longtime supporter of employing students from across all disciplines, helping to foster their knowledge and PCL’s succession planning, as we see each and every student as a potential full-time employee. Did you know that many in management throughout PCL started as summer students?

The PCL Student Program has provided us with an excellent pipeline of talented and experienced new graduates who are ready to hit the ground running. Last year alone, 68 former PCL students were hired to full-time engineering positions, many of them having competed in GNCTR.

Commitment to Education


Supporting and sponsoring GNCTR is a way for PCL to show our commitment to the students and schools that support our Student Program and to those who help to promote our entry-level positions. PCL’s presence at the event also allows us the opportunity to gain further exposure as a top employer and builder of choice, expanding our recognition and network. For the past three years, Mitch Soetaert, PCL turnaround and maintenance manager, has been a safety judge for GNCTR. “Keep your eyes open for GNCTR on a résumé,” Soetaert enthused. “If you are lucky enough to meet one of these exceptional students, ask some questions, get to know them; you won’t be disappointed. If they can make concrete slide down a hill at 46 kilometers per hour in their free time, think of what they can do on the job!”

GNCTR is an event of tradition and one that pushes the limits of constructability, something that PCL is very passionate about. We enjoyed hitting the hill with GNCTR this year and look forward to participating in coming years, as we continue to hold the Title Sponsorship position.​​​​​​
 

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