Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Release, 16 May 2020): Applications are now open for the NSW Government’s Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships offering $15,000 to apprentices across NSW.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the scholarships support apprentices who are experiencing

Dr Geoff Lee MP

financial or personal hardship, demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and are committed to their on and off the job training.

Mr Lee said up to 95 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding apprentices at a time when the State faces challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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,” Mr Lee 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.

“The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant many industries are experiencing a pause, so this scholarship could not come at a better time.”

The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.

Click here for more information and to lodge an application or phone 13 28 11 to contact.

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