HALIFAX, NS – Charge Solar together with solar module vendor LONGi, is proud to announce a transformative award agreement with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). The award aims to financially support eight deserving students enrolled in the Electrical Technician program at NSCC’s Kingstec Campus. This latest contribution reinforces Charge Solar’s ongoing partnership with NSCC and demonstrates their dedication to developing Canada’s renewable energy workforce, as well as their commitment to promoting diversity in the sector.
“We, along with LONGi, are excited to partner with NSCC and empower students with the education and training to pursue successful careers in the solar industry,” said Jeff MacAulay, CEO of Charge Solar. “Together, we can create a more diverse and inclusive workforce that drives innovation and propels the transition towards a sustainable energy future.”
The $10,000 award will fund bursaries of $1,200 each for up to eight selected students, supplementing their tuition fees for the Electrical Technician program in the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 term. This opportunity will empower them with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the fast-growing solar sector.
“There is a huge demand for trained electricians in the Canadian solar industry, and NSCC is playing an important role in preparing students for careers in this field,” said Elena Zheng, LONGi’s General Manager of DG North America. “We’re glad to help support their work, and especially proud to expand opportunities for Canada’s equity-deserving communities.”
To be eligible for this award, applicants must self-identify as belonging to an equity-deserving group and demonstrate their passion for building a career in the solar industry. Interested students can apply through the NSCC Student Awards online portal starting Thursday, September 14th. The selection process and administration of the bursaries will be conducted by the NSCC Student Awards Office, which will ensure transparency and the appropriate allocation of funds to support these students’ educational journeys.