New Direction Scholarship

We offer people looking to change career the opportunity to access study within the construction industry so they can enhance their career prospects with a formal BCITO qualification.

Applications for 2019 are now closed, check back in 2020 for your chance to apply.

Chloe Davis 2019

How many scholarships are available?

Five (5) scholarships are available. You can only be awarded a New Direction Scholarship once.

How much are the scholarships worth?

Each scholarship is worth $3,000 incl GST (if applicable).

Who is eligible?

Anyone who is genuinely looking for a fresh start in a BCITO trade.  For example, people looking to change their career, those returning to work after a prolonged absence and single working parents.

Applicants need to be signed into a BCITO apprenticeship to claim this grant, or intending to use it to cover the cost of their BCITO fees.

What can this scholarship help with?

You can use this scholarship to cover costs associated with training that best suits your personal development needs. Some examples include:

  • BCITO fees
  • Course materials
  • Childcare 
  • Tools and/or technology

How do you apply?

You can apply by completing and submitting the BCITO New Direction Scholarship Application, along with a portfolio of supporting information. Your portfolio should include:

  • A description of your current situation and how you are eligible for the scholarship
  • An explanation of how this scholarship will help you reach your career goals
  • A statement of how you will use the funds - include supporting documents that evidence your expenses
  • Details of your nominated bank account (in the case of a successful grant application, this is where money will be paid) including, a bank statement or image showing: account holder name, bank name and bank number

You can get an application from your BCITO Training Advisor.

When can applications be made?

Applications open on 5 August 2019 and must be received on or before 6 September 2019.

How will applications be considered?

All applications will be considered by BCITO’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). They may request additional information from the applicant or from their Training Advisor. Successful applicants will demonstrate how well the intended use of the funds, meets the purpose of the grant/scholarship.

All decisions made will be final.

How and when will applicants be notified?

We'll notify you whether your application has been successful or not by mail or phone within one month of the application close date. Your BCITO Training Advisor or BCITO Business Development Advisor will also be notified. 

If you are awarded a scholarship your name will be published in BC News, you must also be available for media interview if required.

How do successful applicants receive funds?

If you are using this scholarship to pay your BCITO training fees we will retain the funds which means you won't receive an invoice from us for $3,000 worth of training.

For costs incurred from any other supplier payment will be made direct to your specified bank account. 

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