March 9, 2012
Klohn Crippen Berger was presented with the UBC Engineering Co-op Employer of the Year Award at the 2012 Engineering Co-op Graduation Reception held in Vancouver, BC on March 8th.
“We received many nominations across engineering disciplines for this award and the process was extremely competitive. The Award Committee was extremely impressed with the opportunities that Klohn Crippen Berger has provided to UBC Engineering Co-op students across multiple disciplines since 2005. The domestic and international opportunities in Australia have been greatly received by students and the company has an excellent reputation throughout the student body and is recognized as an employer of student choice,” said Jenny Reilly, Director of the Engineering Co-op Program. “Student evaluations on their work experiences with Klohn Crippen Berger were also very positive and outstanding feedback was provided on the mentoring and coaching provided to co-op students by supervisors and UBC engineering alumni who are working at the company.”
Since 1995, Klohn Crippen Berger has provided 101 four-month co-op work terms to undergraduate engineering students in a variety of areas including civil, geotechnical, mining and environmental engineering. The majority of students have been based out of the Vancouver office however some have had the opportunity to also work at the company’s Brisbane, Australia location.
“Engineering Co-op students have had exceptional technical engineering work terms and many have commented on the positive personal experiences they have had while working in the company, said Jenny. “Klohn Crippen Berger provides students with engineering experiences where they not only improve upon their technical abilities but also grow within the organization and learn about organizational behavior, professionalism and the company’s corporate culture. Klohn Crippen Berger is a valued and honored employer of the UBC Engineering Co-op Program; we are very grateful for their participation in the program and thankful for the expert guidance and mentoring they provide to students with meaningful work experience.”
“This has been a very successful partnership with UBC Co-op Engineering and speaks of our company commitment to developing young engineers,” commented Neil Singh, Manager of Engineering for the Mining Environmental Group.
Photo caption: Evelyn Collier, Human Resources Advisor, KCB with Bruce Dunwoody, Associate Dean, Engineering Programs, UBC Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, Neil Singh, Manager of Engineering for the Mining Environmental Group, KCB and Jenny Reilly, Director, Engineering Co-op Program UBC