NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the NSW Nationals in the state government will be providing $1.5 million in support for apprentices across the region through the annual Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program.
100 scholarships, worth $15,000 each, will support apprentices across the state who are experiencing financial or personal hardship and demonstrate a commitment to a career in vocational education and training.
Mr Anderson said the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship program offered great incentives for eligible locals to kick-start their career.
“Our region needs more young people getting into trades. Apprentices are vital to ensuring the skills gap in our region is filled as our towns and cities grow. We understand it can often be difficult to complete a qualification but this scholarship will help make life easier for prospective tradies,” Mr Anderson said.
“The scholarship program is all about giving aspiring apprentices an opportunity to start, change or further their career.”
The NSW Nationals in the state government are committed to ensuring training for apprentices remains accessible to all.
As we have seen through the global pandemic, apprentices remain a crucial part the state’s economy and make a strong contribution to local businesses and communities.
The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.
Visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/bert_evans_scholarships or phone 13 28 11 for more information and to apply before the May 28 closing date.