(CNS Local Life): The Water Authority-Cayman is accepting applications for its CI$30,000 annual scholarship. Director Gelia Frederick-van Genderen said the authority is looking for the next generation of water professionals. “Water is essential to all life on earth. We need clean water for environmental and human health, for economic growth, and social development,” she said.
“Working in the water sector provides meaningful career opportunities in a stable industry that really makes a difference to people’s quality of life.”
The authority offers the scholarship to a suitably qualified Caymanian to obtain an undergraduate academic or technical/vocational degree or diploma in a field of study relevant to the organisation’s work.
Particularly relevant fields of study are environmental engineering, environmental science, civil engineering, hydrogeology, mechanical engineering, wastewater treatment, water resource/supply management, reverse osmosis technology and information technology.
Frederick-van Genderen added that while accounting, finance and business management are also fields of interest, the authority’s emphasis is on the more technical fields.
“Our primary focus is on nurturing talent in the technical fields so that we can ensure there are educated, trained young Caymanians ready to run our water and wastewater plants into the future and fulfil the growing water needs of our country,” she said.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.
For information about applying for the scholarship, go to the Water Authority website