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, encouraging women into occupations in which they made up less than 25 per cent of the 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 through the program for training in 2015 and 2016,” Mrs Harvey said.
“The program will allow women to take up training and provide them with greater career options in trade and industry areas.”
The minister said 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.