Canadian grain industry leaders Viterra have announced $750,000 in new scholarship funding for Canadian colleges — $20,000 of which will go to support students in RRC’s Electrical Pre-Employment and Power Engineering Technology programs.
RRC is one of 12 colleges and polytechnics in five provinces that will benefit from the company’s investment in post-secondary education, which allows students to access funds to support their skills training.
“At Viterra, we place a high value on providing ongoing education and learning opportunities for our employees, so they are well equipped with the knowledge they need to serve our new customers,” says Kyle Jewosrki, Viterra’s president and CEO for North America.
“We’re proud to be offering access to similar learning opportunities at the post-secondary level, by supporting students that aspire to work in roles that Viterra employees perform across our industry-leading asset network.”
Viterra will also work with the schools and their respective provincial governments to access any matching funds available through existing programs and initiatives.
Headquartered in Regina, Viterra’s commitment to agriculture dates back more than 100 years. The company partners with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world, and provides further value through a variety of contracting and risk management tools that help partners realize the full potential of their crops.