Over $100 000 in Scholarships with 2012 EFC Foundation Scholarship Program
By Anthony Capkun
March 14, 2012 – Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has officially launched the 2012 EFC Foundation Sponsorship Program, which provides Canadian post-secondary students the opportunity to receive over $100,000 through 45 scholarships. And EBMag is a proud Media Partner!
Over 40 organizations in the electrical and consumer electronics sectors are providing financial support through the foundation to help Canadian university and college students achieve their career objectives.
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“The electrical and consumer electronics industries continue to offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities,” said Jim Taggart, EFC’s president & CEO. “I am pleased EFC members are investing in Canada’s greatest future resource—our students.”
Supporting students for 16 years, the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program encourages Canadian youth to pursue a career in the electrical, electronics and telecom industries. To date, EFC has invested almost $600,000 in the post-secondary technical training and education.
“As chair of the 2012 EFC Scholarship Foundation, it is important our industry provide financial support to students preparing to enter our workforce. Opportunities are abundant through new technologies and impending retirements. It is exciting to participate with other senior industry executives and achieve a record $100,000 in scholarship funding,” said Elaine Gerrie, co-president and CEO Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd.
Scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students studying in an electrical or electronics concentration including electrical apprenticeship, electrical engineering technology, electrical technician, electrical engineering, supply chain management or business administration. Scholarships are also awarded on the basis of academic achievement, areas of study, leadership, and career interests.
EFC is a national, not-for-profit industry association. Together, its councils represent over 330 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical, electronics and telecom products; and that contribute over $50 billion to the Canadian economy and employ over 130,000 workers in more than 1400 facilities across Canada.