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Where there’s a WIL there’s a way – New bursaries for students on unpaid work placements

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CEWIL grant funding supports equity-deserving students on unpaid work placements

Through the new Where There’s a WIL There’s a Way program at NSCC, equity-deserving students at the College participating in mandatory work placements that are unpaid are eligible for financial aid bursaries thanks to funding from CEWIL Canada’s iHub program.

The bursaries offer relief to students facing financial difficulties while participating in full-time, unpaid, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programs at the College so they can focus on the hands-on learning experience.

“The goal of the iHUB funding is to remove barriers for students who want or need to participate in work-integrated learning,’ said Krista Steeves, Regional Associate Director - Atlantic and Central Region, CEWIL Canada iHUB. “We want to make sure all students have access to this type of support, to get the experience they need in their field and make valuable connections to the world of work and career.”

Throughout the 2022/23 and 2023/24 years, CEWIL is granting a total of $330,000 in support of the program, offering 200 bursaries valued at $1,500 each. Affording reliable transportation, cost of living funding, and additional work-related costs are some of the various ways the bursary has impacted students. Hear from recipients in their testimonials below:

Recipient testimonials

“This funding will support me because I don’t own a car or have a license, and having these funds will help me get to my work placement if I have to pay for a ride or take a bus. This will support me the most as I struggle to get to where I need to at times, and I want to be able to attend my placement and be successful in my program.”

Abby A.
Early Childhood Education, Marconi Campus

“This helps break down so many barriers during the course I will be doing my placement. I live an hour away from where placements will be held, and with the rising cost of living, I will have to travel to and from every day. With that, I would have had to work all weekend, every weekend 12-hour shifts at my current job just to be able to afford the travel costs.”

Jasmine D.
Practical Nursing, Burridge Campus

“This funding will help me in numerous ways. I need to acquire a professional wardrobe as I will be entering an office setting for the very first time.”

Jodi G.
Medical Office Administration, Truro Campus

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