Princess Auto Foundation enhances apprenticeship training at NAIT
NAIT’s apprenticeship students in the Automotive Service Technician, Electrician and Welding Apprenticeship programs will have increased access to bursaries, thanks to a $250,000 pledge from The Princess Auto Foundation.
As a supporter of bursaries since 2007, The Princess Auto Foundation has been dedicated toward enhancing education and skills training for apprentices at NAIT and at institutions across Canada. Four bursaries valued at $2,500 each will be available each year to NAIT apprentices who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.
“NAIT’s apprenticeship students are challenged with a compressed schedule to complete their programs so that they can return to work,” said April Grindheim, scholarships and bursaries coordinator at NAIT. “The Princess Auto Foundation’s support is critical to alleviate some of the financial stress that apprentices may experience during their time as a student. This ensures that they are able to dedicate more time to their studies.”
NAIT currently trains 45 per cent of Alberta’s apprentices through 33 distinct program areas. By integrating theory with hands-on learning, NAIT’s graduates are prepared to immediately boost productivity in the workplace. This partnership with The Princess Auto Foundation helps NAIT respond to Canada’s growing labour demands with highly-skilled apprentices.
Visit the NAIT’s Scholarships and Bursaries website for more information about available opportunities.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas including science, technology and the environment, business, health and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. NAIT enrolled its first students in 1962.
About The Princess Auto Foundation
Founded in 2007 and raising over $40,000 in its inaugural year, The Princess Auto Foundation works to enhance education and provide opportunities to future tradespeople. As of 2012, the Foundation has raised $1.8 million, which it distributes to 12 colleges across Canada. Each of these institutions recognizes students through a variety of trades and has its own selection process to honour and distribute The Princess Auto Foundation Endowment Bursary. To learn more, visit www.theprincessautofoundation.com.