ICET Board approves new round of bursaries

Ten bursaries to be awarded to Vancouver Islanders for economic summit, development conference.

COURTENAY– The Island Coastal Economic Trust is once again providing bursaries for up to 20 people to attend regional economic development courses and conferences.

The ICET board approved funding for 10 bursaries for the 2014 Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Economic Summit to be held in Nanaimo Oct. 29-30, and 10 bursaries for the 2014 BC Economic Development Association Western Economic Development Course, held in Richmond from Nov. 2-5.

“The Western Economic Development Course demystified the essentials of economic development,” said Madeline McDonald, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Port Alice.  “I was excited to take away a number of practical tools relating to community profiling and the calculation of economic benefits to effectively integrate into project planning for our community.”

Eligible applicants for the bursaries must be actively involved in economic development activities in their community. Interested applicants should contact ICET directly to discuss eligibility. Deadline for applications is September 30th. A full overview of ICET and contact information can be found at www.islandcoastaltrust.ca.