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EFC scholarship program provides $154,000 across 57 scholarships


October 20, 2017
By Ellen Cools

October 20, 2017 — The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program set a record this year, providing $154,000 across 57 scholarships.

The program delivers a range of offerings from manufacturers, distributors and associations.

“We have received excellent student submissions with high marks, impressive volunteer and career objectives. EFC and its members are committed to attracting students into the industry. It also provides an opportunity for companies to meet with the student and educate on the benefits of a career in the electrical industry,” said John Jefkins, vice president of marketing and communications, EFC.

A full list of 2017 student scholarship recipients can be found here.

The EFC says the program is “of prime importance for the electrical and electronics industries as it provides an opportunity for EFC members to join under a proven program.”

Through the program, Canadian university and college students are shown the electrical industry as a viable career choice in engineering, sales, marketing, finance, management, operations, information technology, logistics and human resources.

“Thanks to members from across the Canadian electrical and electronics industries, the EFC scholarships provide support for bright Canadian talents pursuing careers in the electrical industry. The EFC scholarships also attract young talent to the electrical industry and in turn ensure that Canada is positioned as a leader in this field,” added Joris Myny, chair of the 2017 EFC Scholarshp Program and senior vice president of digital factory and process industries and drives divisions of Siemens Canada.

The initiative has supported students with over $1 million in funding since the program started in 1994.

The 2018 Scholarship Program will be accepting applications in February 2018.