In creating this new scholarship program, Intertek intends to promote STEM education and to help inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. Additionally, at least one of the five scholarships is specifically being offered for a female candidate, promoting women’s advancement in engineering.
“This scholarship program will give rising stars in the engineering field access to the skills and knowledge they need, while funding their future,” said Cindy Weidmann, regional vice-president, North America Marketing. “We also hope to encourage women to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science and technology.”
“Intertek is committed to investing in the future of our industry, for both our current employees and potential future employees who are still earning their degrees,” said Darrin Harkness, vice-president of human resources, United States and Canada. “In 2012, we welcomed over 3,000 new employees to the group through organic growth and acquisitions, so we want to continue to recruit and develop talent to ensure our continued success.”
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be full-time, currently enrolled college sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, who are pursuing a career in engineering. Online applications are due January 17, 2014. Recipients will be announced in March 2014. Learn more at www.intertek.com/scholarships.