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New Flyer Introduces New Scholarship, Grants Program

February 11, 2021 | New Flyer

Published by APTA Passenger Transport

NEW FLYER OF AMERICA INC. has launched Accelerate Anniston, a scholarship and educational incentive program providing financial support to deserving recipients in the Anniston, AL, region to continue educational studies. A total of $25,000 is available, including scholarships and grants for school instructors to redesign the curriculum as required. Eligible trades or areas of study include electrical, electronics, welding, production control, painting and computerized machinery. Applications to the program will be accepted from this spring. Accelerate Anniston is one of several initiatives coming to life within the Anniston Workforce Development Program (AWDP), launched under New Flyer’s Community Benefits Framework, a national workforce development initiative introduced by New Flyer and the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC). “The Accelerate Anniston scholarship and educational incentive program, coming to life under our AWDP, is critical to the success of advancing inclusion and representation in manufacturing,” said Chris Stoddart, president, New Flyer and MCI. “We are proud to support underserved, underrepresented and disadvantaged individuals in reaching their educational and career pursuits, and to seeing them join and accelerate through the ranks at New Flyer.” “This kind of initiative—this financial support—is critical for those facing systemic barriers and needing help to overcome them on the journey to fulfilling careers,” said Dwayne Sampson, TDC founder and president.

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