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Banner year for BC Electrical Association scholarships and bursaries


October 3, 2013 – Calling it a “record year”, the British Columbia Electrical Association (BCEA) reported awarding $19,000 in scholarships and bursaries to “well-deserving students” across the province.

This year saw 11 students each receiving a $1000 scholarship, including the Tommy Haddock Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a student pursuing a career in the electrical industry.

Five students were each awarded a $1000-sponsored bursary from BCEA’s Gold Level sponsors (Always On UPS Systems Canada, Guillevin International, Thomas & Betts, Wesco Distribution and Westburne Electric Supply), and six students were each awarded $500 bursaries from BCEA and BCEA Okanagan.

“Over the years, the BC Electrical Association has been very active in promoting careers in the electrical industry,” says the association. “We are very proud to say that, since the inception of the scholarship and bursary program, we have awarded well over $300,000.”

BCEA explains it has also set up endowment programs at BCIT, Camosun College in Victoria and Okanagan College in Kelowna.