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Rittal accepting applications for Women in Tech scholarships


Rittal Systems Ltd. has opened the application period for its second annual Advancing Women in Tech Scholarships.

The scholarships, valued at $1,750 each, are awarded to female undergraduates studying in the electrical field through Electro-Federation Canada’s annual scholarship program.

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“The electrical industry faces an increasing need for talent with retirements combined with product/process innovation and modernization driving the need for specialized roles,” says John Jefkins, VP member engagement and corporate partnerships at Electro-Federation Canada.

“The electrical industry offers strong career development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, plus aggressive careers paths in a sector with cutting-edge innovation.”

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Applicants for Rittal’s scholarship must be citizens of Canada or a legal permanent resident and must be a current post-secondary undergraduate student 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 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. See last year’s winners here.

“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,” says Andre Boussette, president of Rittal Systems Ltd. “We hope that this Advancing Women in Tech scholarship will encourage women to join our industry, and help them to pursue a career in this field.”

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2021. To apply, click here.