Utilities Kingston sponsors Women of Powerline Technicians’ bursary

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Utilities Kingston is encouraging students in the powerline technician program in Ontario to apply for a bursary offered by the Women of Powerline Technicians.

“Utilities Kingston promotes diversity, inclusion and equality in the trades. We are proud to be a Gold sponsor of the Women of Powerline Technicians organization. I encourage all students currently enrolled in a powerline technician program to apply for this bursary,” said Wendy O’Keefe, Manager of Human Resources for Utilities Kingston.

The $1,000 bursary, sponsored by Utilities Kingston, is available for one student in a recognized powerline technician post-secondary diploma program, and submissions will be accepted from now until Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Applicants must be registered in a full-time powerline technician program in Ontario, and attending school in the fall 2019 and/or winter 2020 semesters. The bursary is open to all genders, and applicants are asked to only apply once. Applicants are also required to submit an essay of 1,000 words or less about the benefits of a diversified workforce to Canada’s electricity sector.

Women of Powerline Technicians is the national not-for-profit organization committed to increasing women in trade and technical roles in Canada’s electricity sector. The organization’s vision is to see men and women represented on every distribution operations crew. For more details or to apply for the bursary, click here.

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