NPESC presents book awards to BCIT students

Once again, the NPESC was honoured to be present at the Convocation ceremonies for the 2018 BCIT graduating classes of Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering on July 6th. Our Chairman, Captain Richard Smith and Secretary-Treasurer, Captain Joachim Ruether were pleased to make presentations to officers Nico Ortega and William Campbell.

BCIT Nautical Sciences Graduating Class of 2018
BCIT Marine Engineering Graduating Class of 2018
Captain Smith presents officer Nico Ortega with his award
Captain Ruether presents officer William Campbell with his book award

Bursary awards made at BCIT marine campus…

We were pleased to be able to make the last two of our 2017 bursary awards today to Cadets Stephen Lavigne and Cullen Lovick, both of whom are enrolled in the BCIT Nautical Sciences Program. On hand to make the presentations were Captain Joachim Ruether from the NPESC and Terry Stuart the President of the BC Supercargoes. These bursaries are made possible with generous assistance from the BC Supercargoes.

Captain Ruether presents Cadet Stephen Lavigne with his award.
Terry Stuart presents Cadet Cullen Lovick with his award.
From left to right: Captain Ruether, Cadet Stephen Lavigne, Cadet Cullen Lovick and Terry Stuart.

NPESC Christmas Party

The NPESC celebrated the Christmas season at our annual party courtesy of our gracious hosts Captain Joachim Ruether and his wife Helga. Our thanks to them for providing a delightful venue and to attendees who provided the delicious food for this event.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year and we look forward to continuing our efforts to promote the education of Canadian mariners in 2018.

NPESC/Supercargoes Bursary Award

Earlier today Captain Joachim Ruether(NPESC) and Terry Stewart (BC Supercargoes) were in attendance at BCIT Marine Campus to present Nautical Sciences Cadet Megan Bouvier with one of the Bursary awards made by NPESC and The BC Supercargoes Association.

L to R: Capt. Joachim Ruether, Cadet Megan Bouvier and Terry Stewart.

Awards at Western Maritime Institute (WMI)

Captain Joachim Ruether was in hand at WMI in Ladysmith to present students Nicolas Cote and Ryan Winger.

Ryan was a winner of one of this year’s NPESC/Supercargoes Bursary awards. He is working on his 150 ton ticket and plans to work on a 500 ton ticket at s later date.

Nicolas was the successful recipient of an NPESC Book Award and has been successful in his Master 150ton /Watchkeeping Mate studies.