The Automotive Retailers Foundation (ARFI) is dedicated to promoting the Automotive Industry as a viable source of employment in British Columbia. Statistics show that there is an increasing demand for skilled labour in the Automotive Industry. Properly trained technicians will be able to find well-paid, life-long, viable employment in the Automotive Industry in B.C.
In order to help students gain the training and experience they need to become certified technicians the ARFI is offering ten awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. The awards are comprised of eight scholarships and two bursaries.
The application deadline for awards is fast approaching, June 30, 2019.
Please note: Students must be enrolled full-time for the year of the scholarship. For instance, applicants who apply in 2019 must be enrolled for the September 2019-2020 academic year.
The following 10 awards are offered in 2019:
ARFI – Bob Clarke Memorial $2000 (quantity 1)
ARFI – BC Auto Recyclers Bursary $2000 (quantity 2)
ARFI – Scholarship – Automotive Trades Development $2000 (quantity 2)
ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 2nd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)
ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 3rd year applicants $2000 (quantity 1)
ARFI – Ed Coates – Automotive Red Seal Trade Award $5000 (quantity 1)
ARFI – William (Willie) Freeburn – Automotive Glass Technician Award $500 (quantity 2)
New for 2019: Training, Education & Career Advancement Bursary
Four bursary awards providing up to $2000 for continuing education tuition related to an automotive career. This bursary focuses on all aspects of the Automotive Industry in B.C., not just ‘hands-on’ trades. Accounting, Sales, Management, Payroll, Human Resources, Marketing, Computer Support, Technical Occupations, and many other areas are equally critical to business success. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from secondary school. The training / education applied for must be offered through a recognized training provider/facility and relate to some aspect of the Automotive Industry in B.C.
Here is the link to the outlines and application forms for the ARFI awards.