Successful recipients will be chosen by September 1, 2019.
North Forge Technology Exchange, in partnership with the Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS), is proud to award two Indigenous youth entrepreneurs, between the age of 18-24 years old, with a year-long membership to our North Forge Fabrication Lab.
These scholarships will include the following for each entrepreneur chosen:
- 1-year membership (total value $1500)
- Training on the FabLab machines (total value upwards of $400)
- Shelf space rental for projects (total value $100)
- Materials/Consumables (total value upwards of $500)
The North Forge Fabrication Lab is the largest public access Fabrication lab in North America, with six rooms dedicated to equipment and ample space for members to work on their projects. The rooms in the FabLab include metalworking, electronics lab and general shop, craft room, laser room, CNC wood room and 3D printing room.
North Forge believes in having positive role models within our organization through mentorships and economic development. Our Entrepreneur in Residence will provide mentorship to the two recipients.
Training courses at North Forge will assist the scholarship recipients in becoming future ready for work by learning new skills such as CAD, Corel Draw, CNC, laser cutting, woodworking, electronics and 3D printing.
The learning opportunities provided through the scholarship will support employment and economic opportunities in Manitoba by inspiring job growth. Job opportunities exist within North Forge by collaborating with other members working in the Fabrication Lab or by starting their own business. Students will also acquire soft skills such as personal growth through collaborating with other members, communication skills and responsibility.
The North Forge Fabrication Lab is SAFE Work Certified by Made Safe.