We are excited to share that we have partnered with CIBT’s Sprott Shaw College who have established a scholarship program for young people experiencing homelessness with a scholarship fund of $0.5 million expandable up to $1 million over the next two years.
“This initiative is our way of giving back to the community,” commented Toby Chu, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CIBT. “We want to offer an opportunity to the youth from Covenant House Vancouver to be able to establish a successful career for themselves. By leveraging Sprott Shaw College’s education platform and Covenant House Vancouver’s supportive programs, including housing, we can offer a solution that could better the lives of unfortunate youth in Vancouver.”
The scholarship program offers Sprott Shaw College’s career-oriented programs to candidates recommended by Covenant House Vancouver. The successful candidates will be supported by Covenant House Vancouver while CIBT will cover the cost of all tuition fees, textbooks, and a laptop for the candidates for the duration of their studies (one to two years) at Sprott Shaw College. Once the successful candidates have graduated, Sprott Shaw College’s job placement department will help them find employment in their related fields at no cost.
“Covenant House Vancouver is grateful for the incredible partnership with Sprott Shaw College. Access to education is a life-changing opportunity for the youth at Covenant House,” said Tracy Brown, Director of Development for Covenant House Vancouver. “Thank you, Sprott Shaw College, for providing vulnerable young people in our community with the opportunity to further their education.”