Women's Issues

Scholarships awarded in non-traditional training programs (10/06/17)

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June 17, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Fifty students in the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) system have been awarded Wage Gap Action Plan scholarships for 2010-11. The announcement was made today by Health Minister Mary Schryer, who is also minister responsible for the status of women.

"These 50 students represent the best and brightest students enrolled in our community college system," said Schryer. "We are proud to support them with the Wage Gap Scholarship as they embark on the challenge of a non-traditional profession, and we wish them all the best as they study and prepare to join our New Brunswick workforce. This scholarship program helps New Brunswick students train for these non-traditional careers, and it ensures they can explore a wider variety of career options."

The program was introduced in 2006 as part of the provincial government's Wage Gap Action Plan. It is intended to encourage people entering their first year at community college to seek careers in trades, technology and others sectors where participation to date by men and women has been limited. The goal of the scholarship program is to help reduce the effect that job clustering has on New Brunswick's wage gap.

Each non-renewable scholarship awarded has a value of up to $2,600, equal in value to one-year full tuition of a regular program at community college, up to the program total of $150,000 per year. Fifty-three scholarships were awarded in 2009-10. The provincial government employs two mentors who work with students in non-traditional programs.

"The New Brunswick Community College offers a variety of programs that provide students with every opportunity to be better-positioned to achieve success in today's labour market," said Bill Best, interim president and chief executive officer, NBCC. "The Wage Gap Scholarship is a great way of encouraging more students to pursue post-secondary education and meet New Brunswick's employment needs."

"The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick is delighted that the Wage Gap Scholarships will support 16 CCNB students who are preparing to take up the challenge of a non-traditional career," said Norbert Roy, acting president and chief executive officer, CCNB. "Such initiatives will help reduce the wage gap and address labour shortages in New Brunswick."


EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of the 50 scholarship recipients follows. MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Andrée Bolduc, communications, Women's Issues, 506-444-3506;.

Scholarship recipients

CCNB - Bathurst campus
Rachel Kelly, Val-Doucet, Materials Manufacturing
Monica Martin, Saint-Léonard, Automobile Mechanics
Tina Duguay, Sainte-Anne, Building Engineering Technology
Sarah Marie Fournier, Pointe-Verte, Welding
Vanessa Robichaud, Neguac, Building Engineering Technology

CCNB - Campbellton campus
Rebecca Furlotte, Dalhousie, Woodworking and Cabinet Making
Celina Levesque, Flatlands, Woodworking and Cabinet Making
Jonathan Yves Basque, Fairisle, Community Services Intervention Techniques- child/adolescent services

CCNB - Acadian Peninsula campus
Amber Hillock, Upper Black River, Carpentry
Pierre Gallien, Caraquet, Practical Nursing
Gilles LeClair, Neguac, Practical Nursing

CCNB - Dieppe campus
Valérie Guitard, Pointe-Verte, Information Technology - web development
Justin LeBlanc, Dieppe, Medical Laboratory Technology

CCNB - Edmundston campus
Monique Deschenes, Local Service District of Drummond, Civil Engineering Technology
Alain Soucy, Edmundston, Personal Support Worker - long-term care
Mylene Beaulieu, Local Service District of Drummond, Civil Engineering Technology

NBCC - Fredericton campus
Gordon Butler, Minto, Practical Nursing
Bill Hanley, Saint John, Human Services

NBCC - Miramichi campus
Lennie Ross, Miramichi, Personal Support Worker
Emily Sharpe, Waterford, Welding

NBCC - Moncton campus
Stephen Doiron, Rothesay, Personal Support Worker
Ariel Gagnon, Southampton Civil Engineering
Sarah Carmichael, Fredericton, Civil Engineering
Samantha Osborne, Saint John, Civil Engineering
Kayla Mowbray, Bathurst, Information Technology: Co-op
Destiny Cole, Harvey, Electrical Engineering Technology
Evan Beckwith, Riverview, Personal Support Worker
Michelle Tabor, Apohaqui, Automotive Service Technician
Heather Pethick, Sussex Corner, Civil Engineering
Trent Laybolt, Sackville, Office Administration
Nicole Cormier, Scoudouc, Computerized Numerically Controlled Machining Technician
Amanda Auffrey, Shediac, Computerized Numerically Controlled Machining Technician
Allison Taylor, Moncton, Information Technology: Co-op
Christine Waterson, Penobsquis, Automotive Service Technician
Shawn Dow, Moncton, Office Administration

NBCC - Saint John campus
Jena Dow, Saint John, Electrical Engineering Technology
Jay MacKenzi , Saint John, Personal Support Worker
Sarah Galbraith, Saint John, Power Engineering Technology
Katie LeBlanc, Saint John, Automotive Service Technician
Tiffany Martin, Saint John, Mechanical Technician
Marilyn Gardner, Saint John, Information Technology: Co-op
Bonnie Golden-Bradley, Quispamsis, Information Technology: Co-op
Patricia Nolan, Saint John, Automotive Service Technician
Corey Nelson, Saint John, Medical Laboratory Technology
Michelle Whitenect, Saint John, Power Engineering Technology
Jessica Holmes, Kingston, Industrial Control Technology
Deborah Lindsay, Central Greenwich, Information Technology: Co-op

NBCC - St. Andrews campus
Bobby Sears, Smithtown, Personal Support Worker
Bailey Pelletier, Wapske, Electrical Engineering Technology

NBCC - Woodstock campus
Darcy Gagnon, Southampton, Electrical