CQUniversity em­pow­er­ing its in­dus­try stu­dents


Central Telegraph - - CQ INDUSTRY -

A NEW CQUniversity schol­ar­ship prom­ises to make study­ing fi­nan­cially eas­ier for Glad­stone stu­dents keen to get a foot in the door in the re­gion’s in­dus­tries.

The CQUniCares Queens­land Alu­mina schol­ar­ships will sup­port two first-year de­gree stu­dents from the Glad­stone re­gion, worth $5000 each.

QAL em­ploy­ees Rus­sell Ste­wart, Paulo Fer­re­ria and Sarah Id­don, have un­der­taken CQUni study as part of their em­ploy­ment, and all agree that the train­ing was a good step­ping stone on their ca­reer jour­neys.

Rus­sell Ste­wart, who works as an elec­tri­cal in­stru­men­ta­tion tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer for QAL was in his sec­ond year of an elec­tri­cal In­stru­men­ta­tion ap­pren­tice­ship when he de­cided to en­rol in a Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing with CQUni.

“I started the de­gree part-time and ramped up to full-time af­ter the first two years. I got a job with QAL as a trades­per­son on shift main­te­nance while con­tin­u­ing the de­gree,” he said.

“The de­gree opened up ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for me af­ter be­com­ing a trades­per­son and has al­lowed me to an­a­lyse de­sign de­ci­sions for bet­ter out­comes.”

QAL gen­eral man­ager Mike Dun­stan said em­ploy­ing lo­cal peo­ple was cru­cial to the sus­tain­abil­ity of the Glad­stone com­mu­nity.

“Hav­ing the abil­ity to study lo­cally through CQUni is crit­i­cal for our com­mu­nity’s sus­tain­abil­ity and fu­ture.

“The Queens­land Alu­mina schol­ar­ship aims to en­cour­age and as­sist stu­dents to achieve a ca­reer in their de­sired field with­out the need to travel.”

“We be­lieve as­sist­ing stu­dents to com­plete their stud­ies through CQUni Glad­stone will ben­e­fit the stu­dent while in­creas­ing the skills set avail­able in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Schol­ar­ship ap­pli­cants must be un­der­tak­ing a de­gree in ap­plied sci­ence, en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ence, busi­ness, en­gi­neer­ing or in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy to be el­i­gi­ble.

QAL has part­nered with CQUni for more than 20 years to de­liver schol­ar­ships in the re­gion.

To ap­ply by Jan­uary 12, 2018, visit cqu.edu.au/cour­ses/schol­ar­ships/ of­fer­ings/queens­land-alu­mina-lim­ited.


SKILLED FU­TURE: QAL em­ploy­ees Rus­sell Ste­wart, Sarah Id­don, Paulo Fer­reira and Ja­son Woods wel­come the new schol­ar­ship part­ner­ship.

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