Schol­ar­ship pro­gram helps adult learn­ers

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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