Women in Construction

Rittal supports women in tech as part of EFC scholarship program

February 14, 2020
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk Avatar photo
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Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada is offering two scholarships of $1,750 each to female undergraduate students who are looking to start their career in the electrical industry (or a related industry). Rittal is offering these scholarships as part of the Electro-Federation Canada Scholarship Program, which provides funding to university and college students that are interested in pursuing a career in the electrical industry.

Applicants for Rittal’s ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ Scholarship must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a full-time appropriate field of study, such as electrical engineering/apprenticeship or electrical/electronic technologist or technician, at an accredited college or university program.

The successful applicants must have competitive grades in their current program and be able to demonstrate leadership and involvement in their community. They are also encouraged to provide examples of unique projects showing expertise with industry-relevant software for solution design.

“Rittal celebrates 25 years in Canada in 2020, and what better way to give back to our industry and community than by supporting EFC’s Scholarship Program, that encourages the next generation of leaders to power a changing world in the Canadian electrical industry,” said Tim Rourke, president of Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada.

“We are pleased that Rittal is offering this diversity-focused scholarship to women in our industry, to encourage them to pursue a career in the manufacturing and electrical industry, with strong career development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, plus aggressive career paths in a sector with cutting-edge innovation,” said John Jefkins, VP member engagement & corporate partnerships at Electro-Federation Canada.