Admiral donation to uplift and support women pursuing careers in trades and technology at NSCC
Apr. 25, 2023 – Media Release
Halifax, NS -- Today at NSCC’s Institute of Technology Campus, Admiral announced its three-year commitment to support the Women Unlimited Program (WU) at NSCC. The donation will provide wrap-around supports for WU participants and women pursuing Trades and Technology (T&T) programs at the College.
The generous three-year commitment from Admiral will establish the Admiral Women Unlimited Bursary and the Women Unlimited Urgent Aid Fund, which will support educational costs, cost of living expenses and emergency financial support to WU participants and women in T&T programs at the College. Through this collaboration with the Women Unlimited program at NSCC, Admiral is helping to remove financial barriers for women as they pursue careers in the T&T field.
“We’re so excited to partner with Women Unlimited to support more women and gender-diverse people to build fulfilling and sustainable careers in the Trades and Technology field. Removing financial barriers can have an enormous effect on completing your education, so we’re proud to support the excellent work that Women Unlimited do. We can’t wait to see how this impacts the community's growth.” – Rebecca Cable, Admiral Canada Site Director
“Admiral’s commitment will have an incredible impact on WU participants,” said Vivian Dixon, Program Director, Women Unlimited. “Access to bursaries and emergency financial support for women entering the trades and technology field is critical to removing the barriers they face in pursuit of their careers. We appreciate their support and look forward to the change it’ll bring.”
To learn more and apply to the Women Unlimited Program at NSCC, visit womenunlimitedns.ca.
NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.
Founded in 1993, Admiral is a financial services company headquartered in the UK offering motor, home, pet, and travel insurance products, Insurtech, personal loans, car finance, and legal services. Admiral is part of Admiral Group, a FTSE100 financial services company with businesses in the UK, Europe, and the USA. Over 11,000 colleagues look after 9 million global customers across the world. Today, Admiral employs roughly 500 Nova Scotians who support our UK operations, establishing and renewing home and motor insurance policies, processing auto claims, and providing fair customer outcomes.
About Women Unlimited
Women Unlimited is a premier program in Canada supporting diverse women to build careers in the trades and technology (T&T) fields where they have been historically underrepresented. The success of Women Unlimited is achieved by supporting diverse women along a multi-phased pathway — from diversity recruitment, to career exploration in T&T fields, supporting them through college-level T&T training, supporting their transition to employment and once employed, through apprenticeship to certification. Since 2006, Women Unlimited has supported close to 1,000 diverse unemployed and/or underemployed women from across the province to build sustainable careers in T&T.
For more information
Derek Blois, Communications Associate, NSCC Foundation
Jennifer Porter, Social Purpose Coordinator, Admiral
Kyle Davis, Communications Coordinator, Admiral
Patricia Brooks, Arenburg, Industry Communications Advisor, Women Unlimited