ON (February 1, 2018) – For
the fifth consecutive year, PCL Construction was pleased to support the engineering
professionals of tomorrow as the title sponsor of the 44th Great
Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), held in Waterloo, Ontario from January 24 to
participation in this event is a great way to meet, network, and share our co-op
and new graduate career opportunities and further our commitment to the
engineering profession,” says HR Programs specialist, Nadia Camphor. “We see
GNCTR as an avenue for us to contribute to the career development of future
engineers and potential PCL employees.”
year hosted by the University
GNCTR is the largest student-run engineering competition in Canada, bringing
together over 450 engineering students from universities and technical
institutions to design, construct, and race a toboggan with concrete running
addition to acting as the event’s title sponsor, several of PCL’s Canadian offices
were proud to sponsor individual teams from the University of Waterloo, University
of Ottawa, University
of Manitoba, University
of Calgary and
the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
part of its involvement, PCL participated in the technical and safety exhibits and
the career fair, and provided two technical judges and two safety judges. This
year, PCL was also pleased to introduce and present the inaugural safety award
at the competition’s closing ceremonies.
tremendous level of effort and dedication students put into GNCTR is why PCL is
so proud to be the title sponsor,” says Cody Nowell, a construction engineer with PCL
Winnipeg who acted as one of the competition’s safety judges. “Through this
competition, students have a first-hand opportunity to challenge themselves,
while working as part of a team to problem solve and build a project that is
innovative, meets prescriptive guidelines, and is safe.”
fills more than 400 student placements across Canada annually. To learn more
about the student program at PCL: https://careers.pcl.com/students/ca/en.
ABOUT PCL CONSTRUCTION
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carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.
Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $8.3 billion,
making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the
largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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