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Rittal Canada launches two scholarships for women in electrical industry


February 13, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Rittal-WomenScholarshipRittal hosts an annual girls' day for young students. Photo: Rittal Canada

Two new scholarships for female undergraduate students interested in electrical and related industries are now available from Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada (Rittal Canada).

The scholarships, which are part of the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program, are valued at $1,750 each.

“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, [which] encourages the next generation of leaders to power a changing world in the Canadian electrical industry,” says Tim Rourke, president of Rittal Canada, in a statement.

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.

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To apply for Rittal’s “Advancing Women in Tech” Scholarship, Canadian citizens or permanent residents must be enrolled in a full-time appropriate field of study (e.g. 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. 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 and corporate partnerships, Electro-Federation Canada.

For more information, visit scholarship.electrofed.com.