In the spirit of advancing women in technical education and careers, Mississauga, ON-based Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada, has announced two scholarships of $1,750 each, to female undergraduate students in Canada, who are passionate about a career in the electrical, and related, industries.
The scholarship is part of The Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship program that provides university and college students, who are interested in pursuing a career in the electrical industry, with funding to support their academics.
According to Tim Rourke, president, Rittal Systems, “Rittal celebrates 25 years in Canada in 2020, and what better way to give back to our industry and community than by supporting EFC’s Scholarship Program, that encourages the next generation of leaders to power a changing world in the Canadian electrical industry.”
The EFC Scholarship program provides post-secondary students who are interested in pursuing a career in the electrical industry, with funding to support their academics. To apply for the Rittal ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ Scholarship, Canadian citizens or permanent residents must be enrolled in a full-time appropriate field of study (eg. Electrical Engineering/Apprenticeship or Electrical/Electronic Technologist or Technician) at an accredited college or university program. The successful female student must have competitive grades in their current program and 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.
“We are pleased that Rittal is offering this diversity-focused scholarship to women in our industry, to encourage them to pursue a career in the manufacturing and electrical industry, with strong career development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, plus aggressive career paths in a sector with cutting-edge innovation,” says John Jefkins, VP Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships, Electro-Federation Canada.