The PROTEC17 Professional Development Fund is designed to encourage and support the ongoing education and professional development of our members.
An annual fund of $10,000 will be made available each year for awards on a first-come, first-served basis to individual members seeking monetary resources for job-related, continuing education opportunities, such as seminars, classes, workshops or conferences that are not covered by their employer or another party. All eligible, dues-paying members are encouraged and welcome to apply!
THE FINE PRINT: Individual awards are available in amounts of up to $200 per member through Dec. 15 of the calendar year, or until the fund is depleted for the year, whichever is first. The award operates on a reimbursement basis, so qualifying documentation must be provided to meet our financial regulations, and the educational activity must take place within the calendar year for which you are seeking reimbursement. To ensure timely reimbursement, please submit your application as close as possible to your educational activity. Due to financial restrictions, we cannot reimburse for travel expenses (even if related to work travel) or for loan payments.
The 2024 fund is now open! You can find the application HERE. When you submit your application, please include all appropriate documentation as listed in the application.
Questions? Please contact Deidre Girard, PROTEC17 Communications Director.
You may also want to check your individual contract for additional professional development benefits. Some contracts offer similar benefits for members in specific jurisdictions.