A SECOND-year hairdressing apprentice with ambitions to be an international-level stylist has proven she is already a cut above.
Sarah Kearton from Tamworth’s Illegal Lengths in Hair was this week awarded a NSW Country Apprentice Scholarship, part of a $150,000 program by the NSW government to assist apprentices in regional areas.
She is one of just 10 recipients throughout rural and regional NSW to receive the honour.
“This scholarship will make a real difference and mean I can take my qualifications to an international level,” the 22-year-old said.
“I just want to thank all my workmates and state training for supporting and encouraging me.”
Illegal Lengths in Hair owner Chene Hardman said the $15,000 scholarship was testament to Ms Kearton’s “dedication and strong results”.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson presented Ms Kearton with the scholarship this week.
“This scholarship is a credit to Sarah and I am proud the NSW government is supporting Sarah in obtaining her qualifications,” Mr Anderson said.
“If people are given support and the opportunity to excel in their trade they will reap the benefits for themselves and their local community.”