March 30, 2016
BV Electric, a locally owned and operated Electrical contractor, considers Community giving a core business value. Most recently the company committed bursary funding to Northwest Community College (NWCC) for students in financial need.
Foundation students studying the electrical trade at any of NWCC’s nine regional campuses are invited to apply for the newly established bursary, affectionately titled the Powering your Future award.
“We hope that over the seven years this award is offered that we help the future electrical workforce grow and succeed in Northern BC,” says Philippe Bernier, Director of Community Relations and Business Development at BV Electric.
Every bursary applicant is asked to submit a 300 word essay on community involvement and career goals. This is to ensure the award is given to a student with similar values as BV Electric, which identifies “supporting local communities,” as a core business value.
BV Electric sponsors multiple community organizations and events throughout the year. This year the company provided NWCC with top-level event sponsorship.
NWCC hosts an annual golf scramble event in Smithers on May 18, 2016. The event is an effort to raise funds for student bursaries and awards. In the past years BV Electric contributed, but is the platinum level sponsor this year.
“It made good sense for us to expand our involvement at this event,” Bernier says. “Not only do we invest in the future of our trade by investing in students, but it’s also an excellent networking opportunity for our business.”
NWCC expects to host over 100 golfers and a silent auction. Past events have been very successful in raising money for students.
“Northwest Community College appreciates the generosity of our sponsors,” says Brian Badge, Director of College Advancement at NWCC. “Hosting events like the golf scramble give us an opportunity to say thank you, while enjoying the company of those who continue to support our students.”
If you would like more information about our upcoming golf events, please click here.
For more information on how to apply for the Powering Your Future award, click here.
To learn more about BV Electric, please visit their website.