Applications being accepted for Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth

Forest Products Association of Canada award up for grabs. Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2013.

Jim Reed

The president of BC Colleges is providing information about an opportunity available to First Nations post-secondary students.

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is offering a Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates strong academics, commitment to their field of study and to the revitalized forest products industry, and a commitment to e Aboriginal community.

The award winner will receive $2500 plus a travel and accommodation allowanace to receive the award.

“I would like to see Aboriginal college students apply for this award,” said Jim Reed, president, BC Colleges in a recent newsletter.

Eligibility requirement and details can be found online at: http://www.fpac.ca/index.php/en/page/youth-award-2013

Applications must be received by November 30, 2013.

 

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