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Engineer-in-Residence program recognizes Ontario firm

Toronto, ON -- Jan. 4, 2002 Wardrop Engineering Inc. has been honoured by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO...


Toronto, ON — Jan. 4, 2002 Wardrop Engineering Inc. has been honoured by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) organization for supporting its Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) program, an education outreach initiative.

Through the EIR program, volunteer engineers are paired with schools in their local areas. Working within the school communities, the engineers-in-residence collaborate with teachers to develop a custom tailored program that meets the school’s needs. There are currently 26 EIR schools throughout Ontario.

“By making a significant contribution to the EIR program, Wardrop is helping realize the EIR program’s objective to bring the real world of science and technology into the classroom and encourage students to explore careers in these fields,” said PEO president Gordon Sterling, P.Eng.

Wardrop is a multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, and information technology consulting firm, with over 45 years of experience and 450 employees in Canada, the U.S., and overseas. The company provides integrated services to all levels of government and a wide range of industries.

In accepting the certificate of appreciation, Lindsay Banks, P.Eng., a principal with Wardrop and a member of the PEO’s education committee, announced Wardrop’s three-year commitment to the EIR program and presented a cheque to kickstart the company’s involvement.

Banks also confirmed the participation of up to two members of Wardrop’s engineering staff to ensure the continuance of the program. “Many students are making career decisions early in life. When EIRs go into the schools, they build relationships and serve as mentors, making engineering and science-related careers tangible options.”

By Bill Roebuck, Editor