Local first year apprentices facing financial or personal hardship can be supported with a $15,000 scholarship to undertake their trade and study.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships will support apprentices to either start, change, or further their career.
“This scholarship program offers a great incentive for eligible locals to kick-start their career,” Mr Saunders said.
“An apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start a career, and apprentices are vital to our State’s growth, but we also understand it’s not always easy to complete a qualification.
“Whether you need to purchase new tools, cover fuel or car maintenance, or pay for additional study, these scholarships have helped people across our region overcome personal barriers to finish their apprenticeships and follow their trade calling.”
The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.
For more information, and to submit an application, go to www.education.nsw.gov.au/skills-nsw/bert-evans-scholarships or phone 13 28 11.