A boost for people looking to build a career in WA's energy sector was announced today, through a new round of pre-apprenticeship electrotechnology scholarships from Western Power. Scholarships will be provided through South Regional TAFE in Albany and Bunbury, supporting the State Government's commitment to providing more jobs in regional Western Australia.
- Applications are now closed.
- The scholarships will be full fee paying
- Completed applications must be submitted by 10am on Monday July 23, 2018
Energy Minister Ben Wyatt said that creating career opportunities for Western Australians is a continuing focus for the McGowan Government. "Supporting pathways for real jobs for those living in regional areas is an essential role of government. The pre-apprenticeship scholarships provide a great boost for anyone looking to join the energy sector." he said. "The scholarships are supporting real career opportunities, something that has always been at the centre of the McGowan Government's commitment to delivering real jobs. I urge anyone interested in a career in the energy sector to apply for the chance to secure one of these tremendous opportunities for studying in regional Western Australia."
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said that scholarships encourage and support both students and industry. "Training is at the heart of the McGowan Government's Plan for Jobs and a scholarship can be great motivation for someone to take the leap and get started, including young people, career-changers and mature-age students." she said. "We want to ensure Western Australians are best placed to take up job opportunities, and industry has the skilled workforce it needs. Scholarships encourage and support students to train for a job they are passionate about, while also helping industry by encouraging skills growth in a particular area. I encourage people to take up this opportunity and apply – it could be the start of a new and rewarding career."