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NSW Boosts Diversity in Apprenticeships with Bert Evans Scholarships

NSW Boosts Diversity in Apprenticeships with Bert Evans Scholarships
NSW Boosts Diversity in Apprenticeships with Bert Evans Scholarships

G’day folks! NSW is throwing a lifeline to apprentices facing tough times, with a whopping $2.25 million splashed into the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships. We’re talking about a serious boost here—150 lucky tradies will cop $5,000 a year over three years to help them hammer away at their training without sweating the finances.

This isn’t just about cash; it’s about cracking open the doors wider for diversity. From Indigenous apprentices to women in non-traditional trades, this program is all about giving everyone a fair go. And with folks like Felicity Pettiford, who turned her scholarship into a career as a head carpenter, it’s clear this isn’t just talk.

Skills Minister Steve Whan is stoked, calling it a game-changer for ensuring all apprentices, no matter their start, can build a cracking career in the trades. With this kind of backing, NSW is not just building homes and infrastructures; they’re building futures.

So, if you’re a first-year apprentice or even a school-based one, chuck your hat in the ring before May 31, 2024. Check out all the details and get your application sorted out at Skills NSW.

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