Scholarship program helps adult learners
Five adult learners from the TrinityConception region are among the 50 from throughout the province getting help with the cost of post-secondary education in the upcoming year.
It’s all thanks to the Successful Postsecondary Transition Scholarships (SPTS) program, a cost-shared initiative between the provincial and federal governments, funded through the Labour Market Agreement.
Students from the Trinity-Conception region, and the full-time program in which they are enrolled, include the following: Sherry Legge (community studies) and Karen Lambert (office administra- tion) of Carbonear, Brenda Milley ( personal care attendant) of Shearstown, Lacey Pottle ( business management/human resource management) of Clarke’s Beach and Connie Lockyer (occupational health and safety) of Whitbourne.
Education Minister Joan Burke announced the recipients on April 6.
“ These individuals have made a concerted effort to upgrade their education and these scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, are designed to help them make a successful transition to post-secondary studies,” Burke stated in a news release.
“ It is also appropriate that these awards should be announced during International Adult Learners’ Week, when we are highlighting the value of continuing education and lifelong learning.”
Each of the scholarship recipients is a graduate of the Adult Basic Education program, College of the North Atlantic’s comprehensive arts and science transition program, or the general educational development test. They must also be enrolled in their first-year of a full-time program of studies in a public or private post-secondary institution in a program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.