HARD work, talent and results have secured four New England apprentices $5000 each towards their studies.
Each of the four – one from Narrabri and three from Tamworth – received a NSW Country Apprentice Scholarship this week.
Tamworth apprentices Dylan Winsor, Lucas Grote and Brodie Orr accepted theirs from member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, while member for Barwon Kevin Humphries presented the scholarship to David Gillin.
David is doing a certificate III in engineering fabrication trade and was nominated by his employer, Robyn Faber of Ray Faber Sheetmetal in Narrabri, and by South West Sydney Institute of TAFE.
Dylan and Brodie are both completing a certificate III in automotive heavy vehicle (road transport) and were nominated by the New England Institute of TAFE, in conjunction with their employers, Bill Watson of Cummins South Pacific, and MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees and Tamworth IVECO respectively.
Lucas is completing a certificate III in carpentry and was nominated by his employer, Loanna Single of MW & LM Single Builders, and New England Institute of TAFE.
State Training Services regional manager Greg Poetschka said he was delighted four local apprentices had gained scholarships this year.
“It goes to show if young people are given the opportunity to excel in the local community they can certainly reap the benefit through an apprenticeship pathway,” he said.