Qimple, Oulton College and Dovico Partner for Bursary Program

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MONCTON – Three Moncton-based organizations are teaming up to offer a new bursary program for students interested in technology sales.

Qimple, Oulton College and Dovico announced Thursday the creation of the YU Tech Sales Bursary program.

The bursaries are designed to benefit two deserving Grade 12 New Brunswick students who demonstrate a financial need, and a personal interest in a sales career in the local tech industry and who plan to enroll in Oulton College’s Business Marketing and Sales Diploma program this fall. The successful applicants will receive full tuition coverage for their diploma program at Oulton, plus a practicum option with Qimple or Dovico.

The program was inspired by early Qimple employee Anthony Yu, who now works as an online media marketer for Intercom in San Francisco.

“This partnership is an opportunity for Qimple to give back and empower New Brunswick’s youth to explore all of the incredible opportunities associated with technology sales and marketing,” said Yves Boudreau, Founder and CEO of Qimple. “Anthony worked with Qimple through the world’s leading startup accelerator, 500 Startups. He was so thankful for the great experience he had working with Qimple that he opted to have his compensation donated to give someone else the opportunity to have the education needed to work in an growing startup.”

Oulton College president Darcie Robichaud said the school saw the partnership as an opportunity to adapt their current curriculum to meet industry demand.

“Our focus is on helping our students start their dream career,” said Robichaud. “This partnership is a great example of how we work closely with our industry partners to ensure our students are learning the right skills to start their careers. Partnerships like this will help meet the future job demands of New Brunswick.”

Also on Thursday Oulton College announced changes to its current program curriculum, which will allow future students to learn more about tech sales, analytics and growth marketing.

“Through this partnership we were able to identify areas of development in our current curriculum,” said Janelle Bourgeois, director of organizational performance at Oulton College. “In addition to the core elements of sales and marketing, future graduates of Oulton will graduate with the tools required to help them integrate into the tech sector. Our current curriculum will be adapted to include courses on automation, optimization, onboarding and conversion practices, as well as improved sales techniques.”

The application deadline for the bursary is May 1.