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Bursary award allows Pincourt to hire engineering student for the summer


PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK Th e Town of Pincourt was one of four recipient municipalities in the Montérégie region to receive a bursary that will allow a student to be hired as an intern during the summer months through a program called “Je travaille pour ma ville” – I Work for My City.

The Town of Pincourt was one of four recipient municipalities in the Montérégie region to receive a bursary that will allow a student to be hired as an intern during the summer months through a program called “Je travaille pour ma ville” – I Work for My City.

A total of 17 recipients throughout Quebec were each awarded $3,000 bursaries in collaboration with five professional organizations that will enable the students to work as interns while gaining valuable work experience in their respective fields. The Pincourt intern, a student who is studying engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, will work for the public works department for three months beginning the last week of May and analyze various aspects of the town’s infrastructure.

Isabel Boulay, Director of Infrastructure, said the bursary was awarded by the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) to Pincourt because the town submitted a unique proposal. “We’re very proud to have been selected,” said Boulay. In addition to the UMQ, the Association des directeurs généraux des municipalités du Québec (ADGMQ) and la Corporation des officiers municipaux agréés du Québec (COMAQ) each awarded $15,000 in bursaries totalling $45,000. L’Association des ingénieurs municipaux du Québec (AIMQ) and les Gestionnaires en ressources humaines du Québec (GRHMQ) each awarded one $3,000 bursary.

The awarding of the bursaries was determined by a committee that was responsible for selecting the winning municipalities according to certain eligibility requirements and to ensure diversity in the job sectors that were targeted. All the recipient municipalities are pleased to have received the bursaries, which enables them to hire interns whose skills meet the requirements within their respective fields of study, including communications, culture and recreation, general management, environment, human resources, labour relations and urbanism.

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