Bruce Power is offering $5,000 scholarships for up to 10 students enrolled in local Early Childhood Education programs at Fanshawe (Bruce County) and Georgian Colleges this fall.
Fanshawe College’s part-time, accelerated diploma program is being taught at Fanshawe’s Huron/Bruce Regional Site at the Nuclear Innovation Institute in Port Elgin, and is designed to draw more people into the field of Early Childhood Education with hopes they’ll then work locally to help ease the shortfall of childcare workers in Bruce County.
“It is no secret that access to childcare is a struggle for families in our region,” said Karen Smith, Bruce Power’s Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Between the Bruce Power scholarship and the bursary being offered by the county, we hope to attract current and future childhood educators to the program and see them work in Bruce County, hopefully alleviating some of the staffing strain on local childcare centres.”
To be eligible for the Bruce Power Early Childhood Education Scholarship, applicants must provide information in two phases, which include:
- Individual must provide proof of registration in the program.
- Individual must submit an essay to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating why they want to be a Registered ECE and work in Bruce County.
- Applicant can submit this as soon as they are registered in the program until Sept. 30, 2023.
- If accepted, a $2,500 scholarship will be received.
- To receive this second installment of $2,500, individuals must provide proof they are a student in good standing for the start of Term 2.
The Fanshawe program consists of two evenings per week (one in-person and one virtual), as well as two Saturdays in-person each month. It is easy to keep students working while they study. Residents of Bruce County can also apply to the county to have 50 per cent of their tuition paid.
Students with a related diploma, degree, or work experience can apply to fast-track their course completion. Students can also apply to be exempt from course placement requirements if they are currently working in a licensed childcare program or have experience that meets the program’s placement and learning goals.
About Bruce Power
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