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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: BC's Next Generation of Technology Leaders Recognized

BC Technology Industry Association Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 --

A correction from source is issued with respect to the release issued June 06, 2014 00:30 ET. The name "Mr. Kulvir Sekhon" now reads as "Ms. Kulvir Sekhon". The corrected release follows:

Continuing its investment in the growth of BC's technology industry through investment in people, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) presented a total of $7,000 in scholarship grants to three deserving secondary and post-secondary students from British Columbia. The scholarship awards were presented by Steve Fast, VP, IT Operations at TELUS.

The BC Technology Scholarship program is designed to support hard-working and accomplished young people in their pursuit of technology-related education. Applicants must be enrolled in either business or science programs in a technology-related field and are selected on a basis of both merit and need. "We're proud to support the next generation of science and technology leaders in British Columbia," stated Bill Tam, President and CEO of the BCTIA.

As the largest technology association in BC, the BCTIA also recognizes the importance of lifelong learning to continue to add value and update skills of technologists as they evolve into tomorrow's technology leaders. "For knowledge-based industries like ours, talent is always a critical issue," Tam added. "Nurturing and growing great technology leaders here in British Columbia is important for the BCTIA. Talent is an issue that permeates across everything we do, from advocacy for science and education to peer learning and entrepreneur coaching," Tam added.

One grant of $5,000 was awarded at the post-secondary level. This year's recipient is:


    Mr. Josh Ewart, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC                    
    Josh is currently enrolled in his third year of an Electrical           
    Engineering Co-op Program at the University of Victoria. Focused on a   
    career in alternative energy, Josh has recently completed two co-op     
    semesters undertaking research and development at Ballard Power Systems.
    In a previous co-op term Josh worked as an instructor with Science      
    Venture in Victoria where he developed and delivered science and        
    engineering curriculum to children aged 6 to 14.                        

Two grants valued at $1,000 each were awarded to BC high school students seeking post-secondary studies in science or technology-related fields. The 2014 Scholarship recipients are:


    Ms. Esther Inlayo, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta, BC                  
    An ardent environmentalist, Esther is enrolling in the Bachelor of      
    Applied Science program at UBC with hopes of becoming a Professional    
    Engineer. After university, Esther intends to seek a career in green    
    buildings. The third of four children, Esther immigrated to Canada from 
    the Philippines in 2001.                                                
                                                                            
    Ms. Kulvir Sekhon, W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford, BC          
    With interests in both Space and the Biomedical field, Kulvir is        
    currently seeking to enroll in a co-op engineering program at either the
    University of Victoria, or the University of British Columbia, Kulvir   
    has received numerous scholastic awards over her high school career     
    including a Silver Award and GenomeBC Award from the 2014 Fraser Valley 
    Regional Science Fair, and a top 10% placement in the 2012 Michael Smith
    Science Challenge.                                                      

"At TELUS, we use educational background as a benchmark to recruit the highest calibre team members in their respective fields. The knowledge, training and experience they acquire throughout their education help position our organization as a global leader within our industry," said Bill Sayles, Executive Vice-president, Business Transformation at TELUS, and strong supporter of the BC Technology Scholarship Program.

The BCTIA launched the Technology Scholarship Fund at its 2005 Technology Impact Awards dinner, seeding the fund with a donation of $10,000. Since then the fund has grown to over $250,000 with all contributions coming from industry

About the BCTIA

Officially incorporated in 1993, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community.

Through programs like the Centre4Growth, we support tech companies at all stages of growth and development - from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies, and large global players. The BCTIA works to improve British Columbia's competitiveness and visibility by advancing the development of BC's tech powerhouse - an industry of more than 9,000 companies that employ nearly 90,000 skilled professionals today. www.bctia.org

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