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Scholarship opportunity closing soon

Central Regional TAFE’s scholarship partner METSO Australia Limited is once again offering scholarship opportunities for TAFE students in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie, with applications closing this Friday.

The scholarships form part of METSO’s Indigenous Scholarship Program and are offered to students enrolled in courses related to Engineering and Mining at the Kalgoorlie or Geraldton campuses during semester two 2018.

The successful applicants will receive a monetary scholarship used to cover course fees, future training opportunities and remaining amounts to be used at the recipient’s discretion.

Central Regional TAFE Acting Managing Director Joanne Payne encouraged anyone who was thinking about enrolling in semester two to do so and take advantage of this scholarship opportunity.

“MESTO Australia makes significant contributions to our regions and we are grateful for the opportunities which have been provided to students under the Indigenous Scholarship Program.” she said.

“There are many employment opportunities in the resource sector at the moment and also forecasted for the future. If you have thought about an Engineering or Mining related career, come in and see us and we’ll help you find the right qualifications and pathways for the future you want”.

“Our friendly student services team will also be happy to go over the scholarship requirements and process with you”.

Geraldton students and brothers Chae and Marley Crowe are METSO scholarship recipients from semester one this year.

At twenty years of age, Chae has lived in the Geraldton region his entire life and is eager to contribute to his community.

“I’m currently studying metal fabrication and want to use the course to get an apprenticeship in boiler-making. I’d love to eventually work in one of the big mines around here.”

Chae is enjoying the experience at TAFE and working amongst his peers. “Everyone has their own way of welding, but you also learn from others in the class. TAFE suits me because it’s very hands-on - I really like this course.”

At sixteen, Marley has a keen interest in sports and honing his skills in metal fabrication. “We have been learning about all types of welding in this course. It’s satisfying to work on a project and use the skills we are taught.”

Marley and his brother decided to apply for the scholarship after hearing about it in class. “We jumped on the opportunity to put an application in but we didn’t expect to get it. We are very fortunate to be given this opportunity.”

Marley intends to finish his TAFE and high school studies and then start looking for jobs in the region. “I want to keep learning to set me up for the future, but an apprenticeship is my ultimate goal. I want to get a job to help out at home. That would be really special.”

Applications for the semester two scholarships close 4pm on the 10 August. The application form and more information can be found at http://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/future%20students/scholarships or by calling 1800 672 700.

 

 

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Photos courtesy of: METSO Australia Limited

 

Page last updated August 06, 2018