Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced that applications are now open for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships and encourages all hard-working apprentices to apply.
The scholarships support apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship, demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and are committed to completing on and off the job training.
“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,” Ms Cooke said.
“We want to back our apprentices by giving them a helping hand to complete their training and gain a qualification so they can make a strong contribution in their jobs and in the lives of their families and communities.”
Ms Cooke said five apprentices in the Cootamundra electorate were awarded the Bert Evans Scholarship in 2022.
The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships provide first-year apprentices with up to $15,000 over three years, helping people to overcome personal barriers to finish their apprenticeships and go on to rewarding careers.
“Across the state, many industries are experiencing vacancies, so the scholarship is a fantastic opportunity to support our pipeline of skilled and job-ready workers.”
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 lodge an application, visit this link or phone 13 28 11 to contact your local Training Services NSW Office.