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BESTECH awarded Cambrian College employer award

Sudbury-based engineering company receives distinction at the college's annual career fair

An engineering, automation and monitoring firm in Sudbury is being recognized for their support of college students.

BESTECH received the inaugural Cambrian’s Employer Award of Distinction Feb. 5, at the Cambrian College annual Career Fair Conference.

The award recognizes an employer which has made an outstanding contribution to Cambrian, its students, and academic programming.

BESTECH supports Cambrian College on many levels. It hires graduates, contributes equipment and other resources to benefit programs and students, and provides expertise to Cambrian’s various program advisory committees.

“BESTECH enjoys a rich and productive relationship with Cambrian College. We view post-secondary institutions as important partners in workforce development,” said Marc Boudreau, BESTECH’S CEO. “Our long-term partnership with Cambrian has benefited our engineering services business for decades.”

Boudreau said the relationship includes research and development, empowering its business to work with students and professors on leading-edge innovations.

The career fair itself featured more than 100 exhibitors and employers were on hand to meet Cambrian students and alumni.

“Just looking around at our Career Fair Conference, you’ll see there are so many options for college graduates these days,” said Kim Crane, partnership coordinator in Cambrian’s Career Centre, and conference lead organizer. “This is a great demonstration of why a college education works. Industry is coming to our campus to fill their needs, and seek out our highly-qualified graduates for good-paying jobs.”

It also featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Cambrian’s participation in the Be Your Own Boss initiative from the firm SuccessionMatching.

This program brings together Cambrian students and graduates with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to sell their companies and are looking for the right successor. The Be Your Own Boss program also provides access to business mentors and lenders.