$15,000 SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FIRST-YEAR APPRENTICES

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

 

APPRENTICES experiencing financial hardship can now apply for a $15,000 Scholarship to help them study with minimal stress, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.

 

Mr Marshall is encouraging apprentices to apply for the Bert Evans Scholarship, which provides $5,000 a year for three years, allowing first-year apprentices to focus on their training.

 

“Vocational education is a major milestone on the road to financial independence, but money stress during an apprenticeship can make staying on track impossible,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“The Bert Evans scholarship is a great way for an apprentice or trainee in financial or personal hardship to ensure they have everything necessary to finish training.

 

“Previous recipients have used the funds to get new tools, cover fuel and car maintenance costs, pay for extra training courses or cover the cost of living.

 

“As well as hardship, applicants also need to show they have a positive attitude as well as the professional aptitude to successfully complete their training.

 

“We all know how important apprentices are to the future of our region and these scholarships will help hard working apprentices who are struggling finish off their training and have fulfilling careers.”

 

Local apprentices who started their training between 1 March 2018 and 19 July 2019 are eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships.

 

Applications for this year’s scholarships are open until Friday, 19 July 2019.

 

These scholarships were named after the late Bert Evans AO who was a passionate advocate of NSW’s VET sector for more than 30 years.

 

To lodge an application, visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/bert_evans_scholarships or phone 13 28 11.

 

 

Recent Articles

MP CALLS ON NSW HEALTH TO ‘GIVE A RATs’ FOR RURAL COMMUNTIES

19th January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022   MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has called on NSW Health to urgently increase the supplies... Read More

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FOR 2021

21st December 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 AS the sun sets on another incredibly tough year – one many would like to forget... Read More

$85,144 CREATES EXCITING EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR NERAM

21st December 2021

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, with New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) Director Rachel Parsons.   Monday, 20 December... Read More