VIEA Summit bursaries due Sept. 30

The Island Coastal Economic Trust is providing 20 bursaries for the VIEA 2016 summit

Bursaries are still available for the VIEA Summit in Nanaimo.

The Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) is pleased to announce that as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting community participation in economic development training, it will continue to offer bursaries to the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance State of the Island

Economic Summit. Twenty (20) bursaries are being offered to the VIEA 2016 State of the Island Economic Summit being held in Nanaimo on October 26-27.

In an effort to further encourage young economic developers, ten of these bursaries will be awarded to applicants under 40 years of age.

The VIEA Economic Summit is an annual gathering of business, community and government leaders sharing ideas, asking questions, networking, learning about new initiatives, and exploring opportunities. More information about the summit can be found on the VIEA website.

Each of the twenty ICET sponsored bursaries cover the cost of the main conference registration, which includes all sessions and materials, but does not cover travel, accommodation, or other associated costs.

Preference for the ICET sponsored bursaries will be given to:

• Employees or elected representatives who represent a community, First Nation or organization involved in economic development in the ICET Region

• First time participants or participants who would otherwise be unable to attend

• 10 bursaries will be offered to applicants under the age of 40 who represent a community, First Nation or other non-profit organization involved in economic development or who are personally involved in economic development initiatives.

To apply for a bursary, interested individuals should download the application form on the ICET website and submit to info@islandcoastaltrust.ca or contact ICET at 250-871-7797 (ext 230).

The registration bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply for the registration bursaries is September 30.