With a mandate to help diversify and strengthen the economy in its operating region, the Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) also believes it is important to invest in people.
The organization is again providing registration bursaries for 20 people to attend the Vancouver Island Economic Summit this fall.
ICET is also offering five bursaries of $1,000 each to support attendance at targeted economic development training courses, helping to defray costs of tuition, travel, and accommodation.
“We’re committed to community participation in their own economic development, and that means providing the opportunity to learn from others and share best practices,” said ICET Chair Phil Kent. New this year, the Trust is looking to engage the younger movers and shakers in our region by earmarking 10 of those Vancouver Island Economic Summit bursaries for eligible applicants under age 40. Application deadline for the Vancouver Island Economic Summit bursary is Sept. 25. You can read more details about both bursary programs here: http://www.islandcoastaltrust.ca/bursaries.
ICET is also offering a paid internship opportunity for a recent graduate.