A prestigious NSW Government scholarship program will help a Coffs Harbour apprentice.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships provide first-year apprentices with up to $15,000 over three years, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s commitment to strengthening pathways to vocational education and training.
The 2022 local recipient is Coffs Harbour’s David Hart, who is undertaking an apprenticeship in roof plumbing. David, who is employed by Roofing Matters, turns 20 today, so it’s a double celebration.
“The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships program is about backing apprentices by giving them a helping hand to complete their training, gain a qualification and secure a brighter future,” Mr Singh said.
The NSW Coalition Government launched the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships in 2014 to support apprentices who demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and training and are committed to their on-the-job and formal training.
The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO – a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.
This year’s program will provide assistance to 146 apprentices from all walks of life so they can ply their skills and trade in the workforce.