The purpose of this award is to perpetuate the ideals that Wayne Blackwell exemplified by providing encouragement and recognition to Automotive Entry Level students who have shown the most improvement through their hard work and perseverance.
August of 2019, Ben Sammons started his pathway into Automotive through our
Foundation program. As an instructor, we don t know what kind of
we will have in our classes and how they will accept and understand the
trade. This quiet student sitting off to the side, taking in so much
content and detail in class blew us away. Achieving a completion with
distinction which is a grade above 95%, he completed
top in his class. Ben's practical skills matched his theory talents too,
as he was one that started and completed a task in the same time higher
apprentice-level students would achieve. We are happy to present the
Wayne Blackwell Memorial Award.