Welding Educators Conference Attendee Support Fund

Professional Development and Networking for welding educators

Overview

We, along with our partners at the CWB Group, have made the difficult decision to postpone the Annual Welding Educators Conference. As a consequence, the bursary we offer to educators to attend the conference will be canceled this year. We will be working with our colleagues to host alternative online professional development and networking events for educators later this year. Stay tuned for more to come.


The CWB Welding Foundation is pleased to offer the Welding Educators Conference Attendee Support Fund.

This fund was established in 2015 to support a select number of secondary and post-secondary school educators throughout Canada to attend the Annual Welding Educators Conference. This award has been made available through donations to the CWB Welding Foundation.  All requests for support will be evaluated and a limited number of awards made depending on funding available. The application deadline is March 30, 2020. Recipients will be notified of an award by April 17, 2020.

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance for costs incurred by secondary and post-secondary school educators when attending the Annual Welding Educators Conference. The conference is a great opportunity for professional development, continuing education, and peer to peer collaboration with fellow educators, the CWB Group and the CWB Welding Foundation.

Financial assistance will be provided to the educator’s institution by the CWB Welding Foundation to support transportation costs, conference fees, and accommodations for the applicant up to a maximum of $1,200 based upon a review of eligible receipts.  

  • All upfront costs must be paid for by the attendee or his/her employer. The attendee will receive compensation for eligible expenses to the maximum fund amount once receipts are submitted for evaluation and approved.
  • Meals are provided as part of the conference registration. Should the attendee choose to forgo provided meals, costs incurred will not be covered.
  • Alcoholic beverages cannot be included in the report.
  • All original itemized vendor receipts must be scanned, e-mailed and documented on the Expense Summary Report provided. Only one submission per educator will be reviewed.
  • All receipts must be submitted by July 31st, 2020.

To be eligible to apply for the award, the applicant must be a full-time welding educator at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada. The educator must be nominated by a school/school board administrator to apply for this award. Preference will be given to new welding instructors (those with three years or less of experience) and those who haven’t attended a previous Educators Conference.

Educator to complete the application form and provide a signed letter of support from the school board/institutional administrator for the educator to attend the conference.

Note: Conference presentations and panels will be held in English.

Within the application you will be required to upload a written submission describing the following:

  • Why you want to attend the conference
  • The benefits you will receive as an educator
  • How your attendance will impact your welding program and students
  • The number of participating students in your welding program
  • Demographic of students within your welding program

Applications will be reviewed by an advisory panel. Funding decisions are the responsibility of the CWB Welding Foundation and are approved by its independent Board of Directors.

Once applications have been reviewed and a decision has been made, applicants will be informed of their standing (approved, denied, waitlisted).

All applicants must confirm their agreement with the following expectations should they be a recipient of funds:

  • Recipients are expected to attend all conference sessions on time and for the duration of the session. Individuals who are absent without prior authorization or explanation may be excluded from CWB Welding Foundation funding in the future and notification will be sent to the participant’s administrator.
  • It is the responsibility of the recipient to book the following
    • Hotel accommodations based on preferred hotel and rates designated for the conference
    • Transportation arrangements to and from the conference
    • Conference registration