Door open for Com­pe­tenz schol­ar­ship

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Con­nor Far­rell from M A Brown En­gi­neer­ing is study­ing to­ward a Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing (Level 5) in fab­ri­ca­tion.

The Com­pe­tenz Schol­ar­ship 2014 is now open for ap­pli­ca­tions. Com­pe­tenz has four scholarships avail­able that cover the cost of an en­gi­neer­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion at Level 5 or 6.

This is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance your ca­reer to the next step af­ter com­plet­ing an ap­pren­tice­ship.

A schol­ar­ship can be a “huge help” says Con­nor Far­rell from M A Brown En­gi­neer­ing, who is study­ing to­ward a Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing (Level 5) in fab­ri­ca­tion. Con­nor was awarded a schol­ar­ship in 2013.

“I ap­plied for this schol­ar­ship be­cause I have a young fam­ily and have very lit­tle ex­tra money,” says Con­nor. “Re­ceiv­ing this schol­ar­ship meant a lot to me be­cause if I didn’t re­ceive it I most likely wouldn’t have been able to sit the qual­i­fi­ca­tion.”

Com­pe­tenz scholarships are for those com­plet­ing or want­ing to com­plete a Level 5 Na­tional Cer­tifi­cate in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing or a Level 6 New Zealand Di­ploma in En­gi­neer­ing Prac­tice (NZDEP).

To be el­i­gi­ble for the schol­ar­ship can­di­dates must meet the re­quire­ments for the qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

This year the scholarships are open for ap­pli­ca­tion un­til the 30 April.

“Any­one who has al­ready en­rolled into an el­i­gi­ble qual­i­fi­ca­tion from the 1 May 2013 will be able to ap­ply. Or if you in­tend to enrol, but haven’t done so yet, you will also be el­i­gi­ble,” says Fiona Kings­ford, gen­eral man­ager trades, Com­pe­tenz.

“Af­ter achiev­ing this qual­i­fi­ca­tion I plan on work­ing to­wards a higher lead­er­ship role such as head fore­man,” says Con­nor.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the schol­ar­ship or to dis­cuss whether you are el­i­gi­ble email Phil Hur­ford on p.hur­ford@com­pe­tenz.org.nz See: www.com­pe­tenz.org.nz

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