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Archived News: 2013 World Plumbing Council Education & Training Scholarship
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17 May 2013


The World Plumbing Council Chairman, Mr. Russ Chaney has launched the WPC Education and Training Scholarship for 2013, inviting plumbing industry personnel involved in industry training to make an application for this rewarding industry Scholarship. The successful applicant can receive up to US$10,000 in funding to travel to another country or countries to learn about how plumbing training is conducted and to share innovative ideas and techniques.

The WPC Education and Training Scholarship was first established in 2003 with successful applicants travelling to many parts of the world. Mr. Chaney said, "the Scholarship is intended to provide and educational exchange between countries that focuses on plumbing industry vocational training, and at the same time exposes the participant to new technologies and innovations in training systems. The Scholarship also provides an opportunity to increase global awareness of the contribution that plumbing has made to global health and the environment.”

The 2012 recipient of the WPC Education and Training Scholarship was selected from applicants from around the globe including applications from Brazil, Uganda, France, Canada, India, Ghana, United kingdom, USA and Australia.

The WPC Scholarship also provides the opportunity to live and work within the culture of another country, providing the chance to learn another language and develop new friendships. It also provides an opportunity for the successful applicant to focus on some of the following areas of plumbing industry activity;

· Identification of emerging vocational training needs and trends

· Plumbing training & education to address the environment and sustainability issues

· The value of water efficiency to the community and the plumbing industry

· How does plumbing training or lack of training affect public health in a country or region?

Please visit click on Communications then Education & Training Scholarship to see the reports of previous recipients and to download an application for the 2013 Scholarship.

Applications close on the 31st July 2013.

Please find attached the 2013 World Plumbing Council Education & Training Scholarship package which contains the application form and other information for applicants. It would be greatly appreciated if WPC Members could circulate this information to all plumbing training institutions and plumbing trainers in their regions.

Best wishes
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