Moncton-based online recruitment and talent management website CareerBeacon has announced a set of 10 bursaries worth a combined $25,000 for first-year post-secondary students, including $10,000 earmarked specifically for students in the trades.

The YearOne bursaries are a joint project with clothing brand East Coast Lifestyle and residential heating company Wilsons. Last year, the program received about 800 applications.

“Seeing how impactful it was to the winners last year, we immediately knew we wanted to do this again,” said CareerBeacon CEO Yves Boudreau in a statement.

Co-founders Boudreau and Benoit Bourque started their company in 2014 to make backend software for online jobs boards. The company adopted the CareerBeacon name after buying the job board in 2022.

Last month, the company launched a revised interface for posting jobs, including a range of analytics features for tracking metrics like view data.

"The bursary ... aims to foster talent in Atlantic Canada by reducing the financial barriers to higher education," the organizations said in a press release. "The three partners are dedicated to nurturing the educational and career ambitions of the region’s youth."

The deadline to apply is June 30, and you can learn more here.