Island Economic Trust offers Summit bursaries

For people wanting to attend the Vancouver Island Economic Summit Oct. 28 - 29

Island Economic Trust offers Summit bursaries

The Vancouver Island Economic Trust is offering 20 ‘registration bursaries’ for people wanting to attend the Vancouver Island Economic Summit Oct. 28 – 29 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

They are also offering five $1,000 bursaries for people who want to attend “targeted economic development training courses.”

“We’re committed to community participation in their own economic development, and that means providing the opportunity to learn from others and share best practices,” said ICET Chair Phil Kent.

“These bursaries are designed to remove the financial barrier for those who are actively involved in economic development and want to further their skills.”

The ICET also wants to get younger ‘movers and shakers’ engaged. Ten of the 20 bursaries for the Economic Summit will go to eligible applicants younger than 40.

Deadline for the bursaries is Sept. 25; details are available at www.islandcoastaltrust.ca.