$10K from Toronto Hydro funds to be awarded to Ukrainian newcomers in Mechanical & Engineering Technologies

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Two Ukrainian newcomers to Canada with an interest in mechanical and engineering technologies will now have the opportunity to receive a $5,000 award each to attend George Brown College, thanks to a generous donation from Toronto Hydro.

In partnership with the Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies, the award will be granted to two full-time students of Ukrainian descent who are new to Canada and enrolled in the School of Mechanical & Engineering Technologies’ T182 program, Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Power and Control, going into the 2023–2024 school year.

“We are grateful to receive this support from Toronto Hydro as part of our continued successful collaboration in order to help provide talented students seeking a new start with a hands-on education in a useful trade,” said Dr. Adel Esayed, Dean of George Brown’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies.

The three-year program, developed in collaboration with Toronto Hydro, is designed to provide students with both theoretical and practical experience, enabling them to work in a wide variety of electrical engineering areas, including power and control systems, utilities, industrial automation and robotics, instrumentation and process control.

“The Power and Control program offered by George Brown College trains future talent to fill critical roles that are needed more than ever in the energy sector and beyond as we prepare for an electrified future. These awards provide support to students who will go on to make valuable contributions to our community, and Toronto Hydro is pleased to assist the newest members of our community joining us from Ukraine,” said Anthony Haines, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro.”

Eligible students interested in applying for the award should do so via the student portal STU-VIEW at the beginning of the Fall 2023 (deadline October 7, 2023) or Winter 2024 (deadline February 7, 2024) semesters. For more information, visit our How to Apply for Awards and Scholarships Page