Mayor Heidi Lorenz finished the April 18 Committee of the Whole meeting with a call to students to get applications in for the Town’s bursary and summer job openings.
Student bursary“Council is pleased to present this $2,000 bursary to a Gravenhurst High School graduate. The intent of the bursary program is to help a graduate achieve their goal of furthering their education at the post-secondary level,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “All those students out there, if you are a Gravenhurst resident, feel free to put your best foot forward and apply for the bursary.”
Along with the application, a letter of support from an educational professional such as a principal, teacher, or guidance counsellor is required.
Students must also draft an essay, this year’s topic is: what changes have you made in your daily life to contribute to and support environmental conservation?
Applications are available on the Town’s website and are due on May 31.
Hiring summer students
“We are hiring students. These are great jobs, be a part of your community, ” said Lorenz. She also said that in terms of the pay and the experience gained, “you can’t do better than working for the municipality. In my day, Town jobs were the job to have.”
There are currently over a dozen student positions posted, across many sectors, ranging from Parks Crew, Municipal By-Law Enforcement, Lifeguard and Beach Patrol, Septic Re-Inspection Program and Summer Reading Coordinator.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution during the school year in which they are applying for a summer position.
High school students can apply, however, college/ university students and students in their last year of high school will receive preference.
Students must intend on returning to school full-time at the end of the period of employment and they must be legally allowed to work in Canada.
For more information, visit https://www.gravenhurst.ca/en/town-hall/employment-opportunities.aspx
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