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Record-number of scholarships for 2012 EFC Scholarship Foundation


October 2, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

October 1, 2012 – Today, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced the 2012 EFC Scholarship Foundation recipients. Each year, the foundation provides Canadian post- secondary students with funding support for their education. This year, 40 organizations in the electrical and consumer electronics sectors have provided financial support.

“This year, the foundation has provided a record-number of scholarships due to strong industry support from Electro-Federation Canada members,” said Jim Taggart, president & CEO, EFC. “Investing in Canadian university and college students ensures a bright future for our industry as we continue to offer a wide-range of exciting career opportunities.”

Supporting students for 17 years, the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program encourages Canadian youth to pursue a career in the electrical, electronics and telecom industries. To date, EFC says it has invested over $600,000 in post-secondary technical training and education.

The scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students studying in an electrical or electronics field, 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.

To view the list of recipients, organizations supporting this initiative and for more information on the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program, visit www.electrofed.com/scholarship-program. Congratulations to everyone!

Electro-Federation Canada is a national, not-for-profit industry association. Together, its councils represent 300 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical, electronics and telecom products that contribute over $50 billion to the Canadian economy and employ more than 130,000 workers in more than 1400 facilities across the country.

Applications for the 2013 program will be accepted in January 2013. Stay tuned!