Rittal 2021 Advancing Women in Tech Scholarships competition announced
Mike EdwardsNews Electro-Federation Canada Rittal Systems women in tech
Last year, Rittal Systems Ltd. of Mississauga, ON, launched the premier Canadian ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ Scholarships as part of Electro-Federation Canada’s annual Scholarship Program. Following the successful recognition of two worthy recipients (read more here), Rittal Canada has once again announced that it will be awarding two ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ scholarships of $1,750 each, to female Canadian undergraduates to help further their studies and careers in the electrical and associated industries.
The EFC Scholarship Program for attracting and supporting technical talent has made over $130,000 available for university and college students, through corporations such as ABB, Eaton, 3M, E.B. Horsman & Son, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric.
For eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a citizen of Canada or a legal permanent resident, must be a current post-secondary undergraduate student, enrolled in a full-time appropriate field of study (e.g., Electrical Engineering/Apprenticeship or Electrical/Electronic Technologist or Technician) at an accredited college or university program.
The successful student must have competitive grades in their current program and additionally be able to demonstrate leadership and involvement in their community. Any examples of unique projects showing expertise with industry-relevant software for solution design, would be a welcome addition to the application.
To apply for this scholarship, click here. The deadine for applications is May 31, 2021.
Andre Bousette, president, Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada said, “At Rittal, we believe in diversity and inclusivity, and what better way to embody this philosophy than by encouraging young women to join the manufacturing and electrical industry! We hope that this ‘Advanced Women in Tech’ scholarship will encourage women to join our industry and help them to pursue a career in this field.”
Added John Jefkins, VP Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships, Electro-Federation Canada, “The electrical industry faces an increasing need for talent with retirements combined with product/process innovation and modernization driving the need for specialized roles. The electrical industry offers strong career development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, plus aggressive careers paths in a sector with cutting-edge innovation.”
Students can apply for all scholarships at https://scholarship.electrofed.com. View Rittal’s Advancing Women in Tech Scholarship and others at 2021 EFC Scholarship Program – Electro Federation Canada.
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