The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville-Qualicum (CFUW) is inviting applications for their 2012 Scholarship Awards. Seven scholarships are being offered in School District 69, including two return to school bursaries for women: $2,000 will be awarded in late July 2012 to two women from District 69 resuming their education immediately following an absence of at least two consecutive years. Candidates must be registered at an accredited Canadian school/college/university, where the award will be paid to the registrar for the 2012-2013 academic year. For details and eligibility, see the Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville-Qualicum website. The application deadline is June 1, 2012.
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If you are a woman in business in the Oceanside area, this is your opportunity to benefit from the support, knowledge, and experience of a group of women business owners as you face the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur. The group, made up of six to eight women, will meet six times and discuss a different business topic at each meeting based on member interest and need (e.g. work/life balance, marketing, networking skills, cash flow management).
ThisÂ program is offered by the Women’s Enterprise CentreÂ and there is no cost to join. If you are a woman in the first three years of business development and would like to become a part of the Parksville Peer Mentoring Group click here to apply.
The Skilled Trades Employment Program for Women (STEP) is a program developed by the BC Construction Association and currently funded though the Industry Training Authority. The purpose of the program is to connect BC employers with skilled workers and to provide women interested in a career in trades with training and support.
Who is eligible for the program?Â Women who have experience or interest in the tradesÂ and who are non EI clients or employed in a low skilled position and lack certification, a high school diploma or essential skills. How does STEP for women work?Â Contact the Trades Employment Specialist in your area.Â The Trades Employment Specialist will assess a person’s employment potential, suggest training options, coordinate work placements that match skills and experience and provide ongoing support.Â
For more information on this new and exciting program go to the STEP Website or contact an Employment Consultant at The Career Centre.