Scholarships available to expand career options

Date: 07 October 2015

New career opportunities for women in non-traditional industries and trades
One-off training scholarships of $3,000 are available


Applications are now open for training scholarships for women to pursue non-traditional trade and skills areas.

 

Acting Training and Workforce Development Minister John Day launched the latest round of the Expanding Career Options for Women scholarship program, targeting occupations in which women make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce.

 

"The program will enable women to develop skills and gain qualifications in highly sought-after trade and industry areas, such as construction, agriculture, aviation and engineering, giving them opportunities to build a rewarding career," Mr Day said.

 

He said the State Government election commitment provided $1.2 million over four years to provide 400 scholarships to the value of $3,000 each, for women starting studies in trades and industries with low female participation.

 

Scholarships will be available to women over 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.

 

Mr Day said the funds could be used to cover costs associated with training, including learning resources, mentoring and fees, as well as for transport costs and childcare.

 

"The program has been well received by students and industry since it was launched earlier this year," he said.

 

The inaugural round of the program attracted more than 150 applications from women aged 18 to 59, from metropolitan and regional areas.

 

"This is a tremendous opportunity for women to gain the best skills to get a job or advance their career in industries driving the Western Australian economy."

 

Fact File

  • Applications close on  October 31, 2015
  • The scholarship program is supported by the Construction Training Fund
  • For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au

 

Minister's office - 6552 5900

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