Canadian Manufacturing

Rittal introduces ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ scholarship

Two scholarships of $1,750 each are available for female undergraduates interested in careers in the electrical industry

February 12, 2020  by CM Staff

Rittal Girls Annual Day. PHOTO: Rittal

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Industrial systems supplier Rittal Systems Ltd. Canada is offering two scholarships of $1,750 each to female undergraduate students in Canada who are interested in a career in the electrical and related industries.

This scholarship is part of not-for-profit industry association Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) scholarship program.

Tim Rourke, president, Rittal Systems Ltd., Canada said in a statement, “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.”

To apply for the Rittal ‘Advancing Women in Tech’ scholarship, Canadian citizens or permanent residents must be enrolled in a full-time appropriate field of study (eg. electrical engineering/apprenticeship or electrical/electronic technologist or technician) at an accredited college or university program. Rittal says the successful female students must have competitive grades in their current program and be able to demonstrate leadership and involvement in their community.

“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 of Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships, Electro-Federation Canada.