Ten Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology students are the inaugural recipients of scholarships through the Schulich Builders: Scholarships for Skilled Trades program.
Recognizing a decline in the number of skilled workers in Canada, particularly tradespeople, Schulich Builders Scholarships are Canada's largest skilled trade scholarship program and address the worker shortage by amplifying the importance and value of pursuing a career in the skilled trades through financial and leadership support.
In total, 10 Ontario colleges were selected to participate in the Schulich Builders program. Each college receives funding to support 10 scholarships each year to cover tuition, tools and living expenses for students enrolled in a full-time skilled trades program. Five scholarships at $20,000 each are intended for students enrolled in a one-year certificate program, and five scholarships valued at $40,000 are directed for students in two-year diploma programs.
“Skilled trades are a critical part of driving the Ontario economy forward and Humber is proud to prepare students for these careers," said Ann Marie Vaughan, president and CEO, Humber College. "We are pleased that The Schulich Foundation shares this commitment and is providing a competitive advantage to students pursuing these important jobs of tomorrow. As prominent leaders, The Schulich Foundation’s efforts will raise the profile for skilled trades occupations in Ontario.”