For the second year in a row, Bruce Power is offering scholarships for students enrolled in local Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs in an effort to ease the shortfall of childcare workers in Bruce County.
“Access to childcare continues to be a struggle for families in our region,” said Karen Smith, Bruce Power’s Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Last year, our scholarships helped students in our area who will become our future childhood educators and we’re hoping this program will help to alleviate this issue going forward.”
Last year, Bruce Power proudly presented 13 Early Childhood Education students with scholarships to offset the costs associated with receiving certification and is running the program again in 2024.
To be eligible for the Bruce Power Early Childhood Education Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be registered as a first-year student in the Early Childhood Education program, or Advanced ECE program.
- Submit a short essay (250 words) to BNPDDiversityEquityandInclusion@brucepower.com indicating why they want to be a Registered ECE and work in Bruce County.
Applicants can submit their application, essay, and proof of registration as soon as they are registered, until Sept. 30, 2024. Scholarships will be awarded by October 31, 2024.
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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