Counties Power has teamed up with a local electrical engineering student.
Buckland’s Ashley Croudis-Bonniface, 22, studying a bachelor of engineering (Hons) at Auckland University of Technology, is the recipient of the Counties Power scholarship.
The scholarship consists of $3000 towards fees, paid vacation employment and work experience. It was open to students who are enrolled this year for second or third year study in electrical engineering.
Counties Power chief executive Judy Nicholl said the company’s aim is to support Franklin electrical engineering students through the scholarship.
‘‘We’re excited to offer this scholarship and to support a local student in the early stages of their engineering career. We know how hard it is for students both financially and in gaining relevant experience, and are thrilled to offer this to help nurture, support and solidify young people’s careers.
‘‘Croudis-Bonniface was a stand-out candidate and we look forward to having him on board the team here at Counties Power where this will be a mutually beneficial on-going relationship for us all.’’
Croudis-Bonniface, who grew up on a local kiwifruit orchard and was home schooled, said he was extremely honoured to have been selected for the scholarship.