For over two decades, the Ontario Branch of The Canadian Society of Club Managers has proudly offered scholarships to deserving students with a career interest in the private club industry. To date we have awarded over 50 scholarships totaling over $50,000. This scholarship is available for all job disciplines including food and beverage, golf & other sport sections, maintenance and administration.
The Committee's mandate is to educate and promote the club industry as a viable career option. We recognize that it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal to a post-secondary education. This scholarship program has helped to address the critical need for student funding and to meet our Society's objective of attracting young talent into our Club industry.
This year, the Ontario Branch is proud to award two separate $2000 scholarships to qualified students currently working at an Ontario branch private club. The Ontario Branch was pleased to have received multiple quality applications from students. This achievement is a testament to the on-going commitment of the CSCM and the Ontario Branch to develop the brightest and talented future Club Managers.
On behalf of the Ontario Branch Board of Directors and the Career Awareness Committee, we are pleased to introduce the two deserving recipients of the 2017 Ontario Scholarship Awards.
An Ontario Branch Scholaship was presented to Alkera Pinder and David Stark.
In addition to the $2000 scholarship, the students also receiving a one year student membership with the CSCM and we hope that they will find their association with our Society to be beneficial and rewarding to their career goals. Also David and Alkera are invited to be on the Career Awareness' committee.
I would like to thank the Club Managers who have encouraged the students to actively participate in this program. The success of this program could not have been achieved without the leadership and support by you. I would like to end my note by encourage all the club managers to sign up all your students working for your clubs to participate in the CSCM student branch. Membership fees are only $65 per year. This gives the students a great opportunity to participate in the education sessions and to network with in the private club industry.
Ian Webb Richard Arnold, CCM
Past President, Ontario Branch Chair, Career Awareness Committee