NFI Group, an independent bus and coach manufacturer and provider of electric mass mobility solutions, has announced that the New Mobility Bursary, a scholarship created by subsidiary New Flyer of America in partnership with supplier AROW Global Corp, is now open for applications.
The $10,000 New Mobility Bursary, awarded through NFI’s Vehicle Innovation Center, is open to candidates in the US and Canada between 17-24 years of age and currently enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related programs. The bursary is directly focused on supporting underserved, underrepresented, or disadvantaged individuals intending to pursue careers in the new mobility era, ultimately contributing the advancement equity, diversity, and inclusion in public transit. One bursary of $10,000 in local currency will be awarded. Applications are open through January 30, 2022, and can be submitted through newflyer.com/VIC.
“Providing tangible support and helping remove barriers for young people to pursue technical education and training is vital to building inclusion and developing healthy candidate pipelines for our industry,” said NFI Executive Vice President of People and Culture Janice Harper. “Workforce development is a pivotal enabler of our shift to zero-emission. This is why we are investing in the advancement of young people, and hope every person has the chance to enter our industry and participate meaningfully in the new mobility era.”
The scholarship was first announced in November 2021 during APTA EXPO in Orlando, Florida, an event aligning with the United Nations COP26 climate change conference whose presidency program included key themes of progressing gender equality and demonstrating that science and innovation can deliver climate solutions.
The winner will be announced in spring of 2022.
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