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SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR APPRENTICES DEFYING THE ODDS
Member for Monaro John Barilaro is encouraging Monaro’s first year apprentices to apply for the 2019 Bert Evans Scholarships.
The Scholarship, which is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, provides first year apprentices who are experiencing financial and personal hardship with $15,000 over three years, to assist them complete their training.
Mr Barilaro said the scholarships make a real difference to apprentices that are working hard to undertake training and contribute to the community.
“We’ve seen firsthand how this type of funding benefits people. Two years ago I presented a Bert Evans scholarship to a very deserving apprentice in Queanbeyan,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The recipient had a young family to provide for, and thanks to this scholarship, he was able to put this money towards purchasing the tools required to finish his apprenticeship.
“We want all apprentices to be successful and if we can help them achieve their goals through financial support, we are heading in the right direction.
“I encourage any local apprentice that is in need of a helping hand to consider applying for one of these great Scholarships.”
Member for Skills and Tertiary Education, Dr Geoff Lee, said that the scholarships were a great way of ensuring that NSW continues to have a strong and skilled workforce.
“We know how important apprentices are to the future of our industries and these scholarships will help hard working apprentices finish off their training and have fulfilling careers.
Applications are open until 19 July 2019, and apprentices who start their training between 1 March 2018 and 19 July 2019 are eligible to apply.
To lodge an application, visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/bert_evans_scholarships or phone 13 28 11.