Violeta Pacheco and Ricardo Pacheco present a toolbox to Okanagan College Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation student Mandeep Randhawa. - Credit: Contributed

Student receives invaluable gift

Mandeep Randhawa was given a toolbox after completing a program at Okanagan College

Today, one student at Okanagan College received a gift to jumpstart his career as a mechanic.

At the Okanagan College Kelowna campus, Mandeep Randhawa, who recently completed Okanagan College’s Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation program, received an special toolbox.

Ricardo Pacheco, joined by his wife Violeta Pacheco, donated his entire toolbox from his time as a heavy duty technician and owner of his own trucking company.

“It is so meaningful to receive this toolbox,” said Randhawa, who moved to the Okanagan from India two years ago. “These tools will give me a head start on my career. It’s a dream come true.”

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