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MMTS launches annual CANUS$3000 bursary programme for young minds in mining and technology

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Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) has launched its first MMTS Bursary Program that will offer students (in their first, second, third or fourth year) enrolment full-time in a minimum 2-year undergraduate, graduate (masters, doctorate), technology or skilled trades programme at either Laurentian University, Cambrian College, or College Boreal. The programme of study must be related to the mining industry. MMTS will offer a total of CAN$3000 in bursary funds: CAN$1000 to one student each from Laurentian University, Cambrian College student, and College Boreal.

“With a focus on education that has always been a key driver for MMTS, and with challenges posed by COVID-19 for individuals and families from a financial standpoint, the MMTS committee decided to establish a tangible financial support to students seeking post-secondary educations in mining-related fields would make sense,” said MMTS Treasurer, Merilla Clement. “The MMTS Bursary Program fit perfectly with our MMTS goals to promote, educate and inspire young minds to pursue a career in mining.”

Clement notes that the programming, events and activities that MMTS puts on would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of local mining and mining supply companies.

“Our mining companies and service and supply companies are forward thinking, and they understand that this is an investment in the talent they will be looking to recruit in a very competitive world marketplace,” added Shannon Katary, MMTS Co-Chair.

The application form for the bursaries is now available. Interested students can visit for the application form and more information. In order to be eligible for one of the bursaries, students must be enrolled in a programme that is related to the mining industry. All eligibility requirements are listed on the MMTS website. All additional requirements will be listed in the application form. The deadline to apply is 30 September 2021.

“This bursary feels like a natural progression. MMTS has always been well-attended by elementary and high-school students from local school boards. Our hope is that by enhancing their awareness of all aspects of modern mining and the exciting career options available, we may have encouraged them to pursue an education locally towards a career in the field. And now we can help support them as they do so,” concluded Katary.

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