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WRDC New Trades Scholarship for Women
Newfoundland Labrador Hydro and WRDC
WRDC: Photo Courtesy of Cindy Parsons


Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is excited to announce a new educational funding partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NL Hydro), providing financial assistance to women pursuing trades and technology education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cheri Butt, Executive Director of WRDC says, "Women are underrepresented in trades and technology occupations in this province.

The NL Hydro scholarships provide the opportunity to assist women with their financial needs, allowing them to pursue careers in these fields." The new NL Hydro Scholarships align with the goals of both WRDC and NL Hydro to help broaden women’s trades and technology opportunities, leading to a more diversified energy industry.

Dawn Dalley, Vice President Corporate Relations says, “Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a priority for us. These scholarships will help remove educational and employment barriers, and financial challenges women may encounter in pursuing their career.”

With NL Hydro’s financial contribution, WRDC will award eight students a scholarship of $2000 each. These funds can be applied toward the cost of pursuing post-secondary education at any institution that offers one of the selected programs. More scholarship information can be accessed on WRDC’s website or via the below contacts.

Lisa Birmingham
Program Coordinator
Women in Resource Development, Educational Resource Centre
Tel: (709)738-8198
Email: lbirmingham@wrdc.nf.ca

Erin Squires
Senior Communications Advisor, Hydro
Tel: (709)738-8198
Email: ErinSquires@nlh.nl.ca


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