Announcing the scholarship comes at an exciting time as 43 students are enrolled in the Renewable Energies program this fall – nearly twice the number from previous years. To help address the need for skilled technicians, particularly in the wind and solar energy sectors, Enbridge and Fanshawe collaborated to recognize and support students studying in these fields.
“We are very pleased that Enbridge has chosen to launch this new scholarship to encourage and support our students,” stated Ross Fair, chair of the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus. “Last year, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) recognized the Renewable Energies Technician program as one of the most innovative offerings in the country. Now, it’s exciting to witness the growth in enrolment and to see powerhouse companies like Enbridge invest in the program. We are very grateful to our industry partners who recognize the potential in our students.”
The first recipients of the Enbridge Renewable Energies Scholarship will be announced in spring 2017.