Canadore students vying for $15,000
Voting open until nov. 5
two of Canadore College’s student entrepreneurs are in the running for a $15,000 prize to actualize their unique innovations.
graduating welder-fitter student brendan Liedtke from palmer rapids, ont., and firstyear welder-fitter student James rocks from King, ont., are among the finalists for the William g. davis Fund contest for their proposals.
In the first round of submissions, Liedtke entered the universal multiple deck trailer, a design that gives the user the options and benefits of owning multiple trailers by utilizing only one frame.
rocks proposed the shop broom, with re-engineered bristles to eliminate irritating uncaptured debris.
“It is incredible to see our students have the confidence to harness their creative thinking and take action on their ideas,” said ryan drouin, manager of employer services at Canadore. “We had more than 50 employers on site at our trades campus last year, doing everything from delivering workshops, providing mentorship support and recruiting to vacancies. the strong linkages between programs and industry are encouraging new levels entrepreneurialism in our students early on.”
the contest’s first-place winner will receive $15,000 to help fund the project and the second-place entry will receive $5,000. If Liedtke and rocks prove to be the successful proponents, Canadore’s e-hub will support the students in bringing their concepts to reality.
“brendan and James made it through the first round of judging scrutiny and voting,” said drouin. “our community can help them get the funds to bring their ideas to life through popular vote. and we have the advantage of being in a community that supports its own. We are proud of one another and are genuinely interested in helping each other succeed.”
Voting is now open until nov. 5 and you can cast your vote at http://amazing50.ca/ innovationfund/
It is incredible to see our students have the confidence to harness their creative thinking and take action on their ideas.” Ryan Drouin