The World Plumbing Council offer two scholarship opportunities, one for applicants from Developed Countries and another for Developing or Least Developed Countries.
All members of the Plumbing Industry are invited to apply for these scholarship programs. Each of the scholarships provides up to US$10,000 in funding to cover approved expenses for the duration of the program.
The scholarships are intended to provide for an educational exchange between countries focusing on plumbing industry training, while at the same time exposing the participants to new technologies and innovations in training systems. They also provide an opportunity to increase awareness of the contribution that plumbing has made to global health and the environment. Participants have an opportunity to gain knowledge of the Industry, technology, training and systems which can be applied to improve standards in their own countries.
The program also enables participants to experience the culture, language and work practices of other countries and provides a platform for networking and relationship building.
Applicants are encouraged to focus on these areas during their scholarship program:
- Identification of emerging vocational training needs and trends
- Plumbing training and education to address the environment and sustainability issues
- The value of water efficiency to the community and the Plumbing Industry
- How does plumbing training or lack of training affect public health in a country or region?
Applications closed on 22 September 2017.
Applications for the 2018 program will open soon and the WPC would like to encourage candidates from all areas of the global Plumbing Industry to apply.
For information on least developed countries go to http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/least_developed_countries.htm
For information on developing countries go to: http://www.isi-web.org/component/content/article/5-root/root/81-developing