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RVDA Canada to award $25,000 in education grants

RVDA Canada to award $25,000 in education grants

RICHMOND, B.C. — The RV Dealers Association of Canada will award 21 bursaries valued at $1,000 each and two bursaries at $2,000 each to eligible RVDA member technicians in all Canadian provinces who have enrolled in RV apprenticeship or related education programs.

To date only one application has been received, said Eleonore Hamm, executive director, who encourages technicians to apply before the June 1 deadline.

Students enrolled in formal RV apprenticeship and related programs will need to achieve a minimum of 70 percent or higher average score depending on the passing grade as specified by the course. Only training completed between Aug. 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 will be considered for the 2013-2014 bursary.

“Bursaries will be awarded to students with serious interest and desire to succeed in the RV industry as demonstrated by successful program completion with higher than average grades,” said Hamm.

The following is a list of eligible programs, which is subject to modification:

Okanagan College

  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship program
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Entry-Level Training program
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Online Training (core) courses
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Online Propane Training (Atlantic)

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic

  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship Program

Conestoga College

  • Recreation Vehicle Techniques (RVT)

Ontario RVDA / Technical Standards and Safety Authority

  • RV 2 & RV 1 Propane Certification

Centre de formation professionnelle des patriotes

  • RV Maintenance and Repair

Nova Career Center

  • RV Maintenance and RepairCentre de formation professionnelle Samuel-De-Champlain
  • RV Maintenance and Repair

RV Learning Center

  • RV Technician Certification Preparation

FRVTA Distance Learning Network

  • RV Technician certification Preparation course

For more information, call 604.718.6325.

SOURCE: RV Dealers Association of Canada press release

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