In October, BluEarth announced two recipients of its 2014 Aboriginal Clean Energy Scholarship (ACES) which provides financial support of $3,000 per academic year and skills development opportunities for Canadian aboriginal students pursuing trades certification, diploma, degree and other programs from accredited post-secondary institutions.
The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for aboriginal students to gain work experience and learn from one of the most experienced renewable power generation teams in the country.
2014 ACES Recipients
Nicole Iaci – University of British Columbia
“Offering a program like this one puts BluEarth at the front of the pack in terms of creating opportunities for a mutually beneficial relationship between Aboriginal peoples and natural resource and clean energy development,” explained Nicole Iaci of the Kwantlen First Nation, who is a second-year law student at the University of British Columbia.
Chanse Kornik – University of Manitoba
“As an Aboriginal person in Canada, I have a connection with the land and am happy to be able to participate in a program that focuses on clean energy,” said Chanse Kornik of the Manitoba Metis Federation, who is majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Manitoba.