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  • Niagara high school grads to receive scholarships at Brock event

    MEDIA RELEASE: 17 May 2019 – R00082

    They’re some of Niagara’s brightest minds and the kind of students who exemplify a commitment to school and community. And on Wednesday night, they’ll be rewarded for their excellence with $2,500 entrance scholarships to Brock University.

    Brock is continuing with its commitment of opening the doors to post-secondary education for students in the region through its Niagara Principal’s Scholarships. Over the past five years, the University as awarded nearly $750,000 in first-year tuition scholarships to nearly 300 Niagara students.

    New for 2019, this year’s 58 Niagara Principal’s Scholarship recipients will be honoured at a celebration taking place Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Brock’s new Goodman School of Business Atrium. The ceremony for the students, their family members and high school representatives will be hosted by Brock University senior administration, including President Gervan Fearon.

    The scholarship recipients are selected by principals from each school based on a combination of academic achievements, the students’ involvement in school and the community, as well as financial need.

    “The whole focus is to demonstrate our investment in Niagara’s future leaders,” said Beth Natale, Director, Recruitment and Retention for Brock University. “We have the opportunity to provide these students with a world-class post-secondary education and we want them to remain in Niagara for that time and for their future.”

    What: Niagara Principal’s Scholarship Ceremony

    When: Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    Where: Goodman School of Business Atrium, Brock University

    Who: Recipients from secondary schools across Niagara

    For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

    * Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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  • Brock partners with Niagara chambers for landmark skills survey

    MEDIA RELEASE: 14 May 2019 – R00081

    Brock University is partnering with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (SNCC) on a survey to better understand how the talent and skills capacity of the region lines up with the needs of employers.

    The Chamber of Commerce Survey is now open on the Brock University website and includes questionnaires for both business owners and employees. The goal is to identify the types of programs and supports needed to serve employers, as well as employees looking to upgrade their skills and advance their careers in Niagara.

    “Good business depends on good data. Without solid information, any organization is working in the dark,” says Mishka Balsom, President and CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. “In Niagara, we need to identify the professional development needs of our labour force so that educational programs can be aligned to support the required talent and skills pool.”

    Dolores Fabiano, Executive Director of the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce, said business owners who make up the various chambers of commerce across the region are looking forward to what the survey might reveal.

    “With labour shortage being one of the biggest issues facing our businesses in Niagara, we believe the data gathered through this unique partnership will provide us with valuable information that will guide us to action,” she said.

    The survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete and is confidential. Only aggregate data will be used in reports on the survey’s findings.

    “Brock University is pleased to partner with the GNCC and SNCC in launching this important study to better understand the skills and talent capacity and needs of Niagara,” Brock President Gervan Fearon said. “With the data collected from this survey, together we can help build a more prosperous future and support careers and businesses here in Niagara for generations to come.”

    In addition to being available online at business owners and employees will have the opportunity to complete the survey at various events across the region throughout the spring.

    For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

    * Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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