Almost £30,000 has been awarded by the ICE to gifted engineering technician students to support their studies.
The current round of the QUEST technician scholarship scheme saw 22 students awarded financial assistance.
The scheme supports outstanding students studying for a qualification that could lead to professional accreditation as an engineering technician.
ICE president Peter Hansford said the scholarship was part of a wider programme of work to promote and drive professional qualification of skilled technicians in the UK.
“Attracting the best talent into the industry is crucial in the light of challenges ahead of us to deliver low carbon, fit for purpose infrastructure for the future. Technicians play a vital role, providing invaluable technical and practical support to civil engineering teams.
“By supporting students financially through the QUEST scholarships the ICE hopes to encourage more students to consider the technician route to professional qualification.”
Fifty five students applied for the award this year, with short listed applicants attending interviews throughout the UK.
Thirty six students are currently supported by the scheme, which is only in its second year, including students awarded the scholarships previously who are still studying.
- More information on the scholarship and other awards QUEST offers can be found here www.ice.org.uk/quest