Pro­gram for women

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE State Govern­ment has awarded more than 100 train­ing schol­ar­ships to women keen to es­tab­lish ca­reers in a range of trade and skill ar­eas as part of a land­mark pro­ject.

Train­ing and Work­force De­vel­op­ment and Women’s In­ter­ests Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey said th­ese were of­fered through the se­cond round of the ex­pand­ing ca­reer op­tions for women schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

The scheme en­cour­ages women into oc­cu­pa­tions in which they made up less than 25 per cent of the to­tal work­force.

The pro­gram is now in its se­cond year and has at­tracted a high level of in­ter­est from women, with more than 200 schol­ar­ships of­fered for train­ing in 2015 and 2016.

Up to 400 schol­ar­ships, to the value of $3000 each, would be avail­able over four years to women over the age of 18 who have left school and un­der­take train­ing at Cer­tifi­cate III level or above in more than 170 spec­i­fied qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Em­ploy­ers of­fer­ing an ap­pren­tice­ship or trainee­ship to el­i­gi­ble women can also take ad­van­tage of the pro­gram.

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