Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, presents Moree Bert Evans Scholarship recipients, Bryce Jurd and Hunter O’Mullane with their first $5,000 payments last week. Also pictured is State Training Services Regional Manager Greg Poetschka.
MOREE apprentices Hunter O’Mullane and Bryce Jurd have each been awarded a $15,000 boost to their training and development, receiving a State Government Bert Evans Apprentice scholarship, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall met with the apprentices late last week to congratulate them and present the pair with their first scholarship instalment of $5,000.
“The $15,000 scholarships will be paid over the three years of their training in $5,000 instalments every 12 months. This is a huge boost for these two young apprentices and it will help them deal some of the costs associated with their apprenticeships,” Mr Marshall said.
“Hunter is undertaking a Certificate III in Automotive – Agricultural Mechanical Technology and is working for Chesterfield Australia in Moree.
“Bryce is working in the building industry and completing a Certificate III in Carpentry, his employer is Andrew Mitchel.”
Mr Marshall said the scholarship was part of a program introduced by the state government to assist apprentices who faced significant challenges and barriers in completing their qualification.
“This encouragement payment is a real credit to Hunter and Bryce and their commitment to their trade and studies,” he said.
“I am proud to present them with cheques for $5,000 to help them continue with their studies and I wish them every success.
“Apprentices play a vital role in growing our local economy. That is why the government recognises the need to provide additional financial support to those apprentices facing difficulty and help them gain their qualification.”