Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurial Scholarships

Website North Forge

deadline: August 23, 2019

North Forge Technology Exchange, in partnership with the Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS), is happy to announce two new scholarships designed to support entrepreneurial start-up initiatives among Manitoba’s indigenous youth between the age of 18-24.

The funding, provided by Community Futures Manitoba, who delivers the IBDS project in Manitoba, will create two scholarships of $2,500 each, which will provide a one-year membership to North Forge Technology’s Fabrication Lab, equipment training, shelf space, and materials.

North Forge Technology’s Fabrication Lab was designed to bring accessible prototyping technology to Manitoba’s entrepreneur community and has grown to the largest of its kind in North America. The lab itself includes rooms dedicated to metalworking, electronics, laser technology, woodworking, 3D printing and much more.

Training courses at North Forge will assist the scholarship recipients to be future-ready for work by learning new skills such as CAD, Corel Draw, CNC, Laser cutting, Woodworking, Electronics, and 3D Printing.

“The learning opportunities that the scholarship recipients will receive will support employment and economic opportunities in Manitoba by inspiring job growth,” said Marney Stapley, Vice President of North Forge Technology. “Opportunities exist within North Forge by collaborating with other members, collaborating with industry working in the Fabrication Lab or by starting their own business. Other softer skills that the students will learn are personal growth through collaborating with other members, communications skills and responsibility.”

Community Futures Manitoba is an association representing sixteen Community Future organizations established throughout rural and northern Manitoba and is designed to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development.

Applications can now be completed online until August 23, 2019.

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