Lethbridge College student Rikki Lee Ty Provost from the Piikani First Nations has won a $10,000 scholarship. The largest award that the college offers to students.
The Enmax First Nations Wind Turbine Technician award will cover books, living expences, and all other fees related to program costs. The Enmax Corporation teamed up with Lethbridge College to offer the scholarship to a Blood Tribe or Piikani First Nations student.
The award gives a member of one of the two local tribes an opportunity to get training over a 24-week-long, award-winning program.
Provost was chosen after graduating from Catholic Central High School in 2008, and has been volunteering around the community, and actively helping out with youth programs..
Robin Little Bear, Lethbridge College First Nations, Metis, and Inuit manager is quoted as saying the $10,000 award implies a desire for relationship building between the Enmax, and First Nations communities.
Upon completion of the Wind Turbine Technician program, the award recipient will be reviewed by Enmax with the possibility of future employment. Enmax will take a closer look at the success of the scholarship, and decide at a later time if they will offer the award in the fall of 2010.