Providing opportunities for students that help them to make connections between what they are learning and the careers they may want to pursue has earned Imperial the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) 2016 Friends of Education Award.
Our Cold Lake Operation was nominated for the award by Lakeland Catholic Schools Board of Trustees. The award is presented annually to organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the improvement of education for Alberta’s students.
Lakeland Trustees’ nomination submission noted that Imperial supports programs ‘that challenge students to think about how the world works, fostering children’s love of learning and desire for discovery…[and overall has] a tremendously positive impact on student learning and achievement.’
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Gates. “We believe community investments and volunteering are essential to building strong and healthy communities. Our various partnerships with Lakeland Catholic School Division have resulted in positive outcomes, such as allowing students to begin exploring career pathways while still in high school, leading to more informed decision making.”
Since 2012, many of Lakeland Catholic School District’s initiatives have received financial, in-kind and employee volunteer support from Imperial. In addition to classroom initiatives, Imperial works hard to expose students to potential career pathways by partnering with education providers, offering site visits and access to employees as subject matter experts.
Cold Lake & Conventional Asset Manager Darlene Gates accepts the brass school bell and certificate emblematic of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) 2016 Friends of Education Award that recognizes Imperial’s commitment to education and helping students excel. Our Cold Lake Operations were nominated for the award by Lakeland Catholic Schools Board of Trustees.