Fe­male tradie grants

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Women want­ing to work in a trade and in­dus­try with tra­di­tion­ally low lev­els of fe­male par­tic­i­pa­tion are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for a new round of State Govern­ment-funded schol­ar­ships.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2017 round of the Ex­pand­ing Ca­reer Op­tions for Women schol­ar­ships for up to $30,000 from the Depart­ment of Train­ing and Work­force De­vel­op­ment and the Con­struc­tion Train­ing Fund.

Stu­dents com­plet­ing Year 12 this year have also been in­cluded for the first time in this round of schol­ar­ships.

Train­ing and Work­force De­vel­op­ment and Women’s In­ter­ests Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey said the grants would help women get a foot in the door in in­dus­try ar­eas and trades in which they cur­rently made up less than 25 per cent of the work­force.

Up to 400 schol­ar­ships of up to $3000 each will be avail­able over four years for women to train in Cer­tifi­cate II or higher in 180 el­i­gi­ble qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Women un­der­tak­ing ap­pren­tice­ships or trainee ships are also el­i­gi­ble for some fund­ing. Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 31. Visit dtwd.wa.gov.au/dtwcor­po­rate­info/poli­cies andguide­lines/Pages/Ex­pand­ing-ca­reer-op­tions­for-women.aspx

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