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RVDA of Canada bursaries available to RV technicians

CANADA — Each year, RVDA of Canada RV Technician Bursaries are awarded to apprentices on the basis of financial need. The program is designed to fill the gap between apprentice wages and available government assistance. This bursary is only available to apprentices employed at an RVDA dealer member location. By making this bursary available, we hope to demonstrate to the apprentices that RVDA of Canada is committed to their success through financial support, the organization announced in a press release.

There are 21 bursaries available at the $1000 level and 2 bursaries available at the $2000 level. Apprentices that apply for the $2000 bursary will automatically be considered for the $1000 bursary should they be unsuccessful. So, the odds of getting a bursary are much higher if they apply for the $2000 bursary, the release stated.

To date, the organization has received less than 10 applications and knows many more are eligible to apply. The application deadline is just around the corner. Even if the technician still has not received the official transcript, they can submit the rest of the application now! Applications must be e-mailed to RVDA of Canada ON or BEFORE June 1, 2015.

The application includes writing an essay or recording a video essay. Employers of the applicant will also need to persuade the organization of why their apprentice is deserving of the bursary. The $1000 bursary has 3 questions and the minimum word count is 500. The $2000 bursary has 6 questions with a 750 minimum word count. The video essay must be a minimum of one minute in length.

Who is Eligible:

1. Students enrolled in any of the following programs:

  • Okanagan College (Apprenticeship, entry-level, online training, Atlantic propane training)
  • SAIT Polytechnic (Apprenticeship)
  • Ontario RVDA / TSSA (RV 2 and RV 1 propane certification)
  • Mike Molino RV Learning Center (RV Technician Certification Preparation)
  • FRVTA Distance Learning network (RV Technician certification Preparation)

2. Achieved a minimum of 70 percent or higher average depending on the pass grade as specified by the course

3. Training must be completed between August 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.

“Every year, we seem to have a difficult time convincing apprentices we really want to give away $25,000 to encourage them to continue with their studies and to congratulate them for successfully completing their first, second or third period of training!” the press release stated. “As employers, we hope you will help us convey that message!”

For questions on the Bursary Program, contact Anita Lien at 604.718.6306 or anital@rvda.ca.

SOURCE: RVDA of Canada press release

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Darian Armer is the assistant editor for RV Daily Report. She lives in Billings, Montana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and three stepchildren. Introduced to the RV industry in 2012, she is happy to be writing for one of the greatest industries around.

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