Applications open for 150 apprentice scholarships
Apprentices facing financial or personal hardship will be supported to undertake their trade and study through a $2.25 million NSW Government scholarship program.
Applications are now open until 21 July for the 2023 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships program that will support 150 people with $15,000 each to complete their training and further their career.
The scholarships support apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship, demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and training, and are committed to their on- and off-the-job training in metropolitan and regional NSW.
The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years. A total of 751 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships have been awarded since 2014.
These scholarships greatly assist first year apprentices to undertake their trade and study to achieve their career goals.
The NSW Government-run program offers grants of $5000 annually over 3 years to help people overcome personal barriers to finish their apprenticeships and go onto rewarding careers.
The scholarships are awarded to apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:
- financial hardship and/or personal hardship
- capability for vocational education and training, and
- a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off-the-job training.
Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Tim Crakanthorp said:
“With demand for vocational education high, this year we have increased the number of Bert Evans scholarships on offer to help more apprentices through their training.
“Whether you need to purchase new tools, cover fuel or car maintenance costs, or pay for additional training courses, these scholarships have helped people overcome personal barriers to finish their apprenticeships and go onto rewarding careers.
“Apprenticeships are vital in ensuring NSW has a pipeline of skilled workers, and we want to give our apprentices a helping hand to complete their training, so they can make a strong contribution in their jobs and in the lives of their families and communities.”
Visit Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships or phone 13 28 11 for more information and to apply.