Local apprentices urged to apply for scholarships

May 30, 2023

Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell in urging local apprentices to consider applying for the 2023 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships program without delay.

Under the program, scholarships will support 150 apprentices with $15,000 delivered via three grants of $5000 over three years to complete their training and further their careers.

The scholarships support apprentices who:

  • May be experiencing financial or personal hardship

  • Demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and training, and

  • Are committed to their on-and off-the-job training in metropolitan or regional NSW.

“As a voice for Chamber members who employ apprentices, we want to ensure that the young men and women of the Upper Hunter who are training for their chosen careers get every possible support available,” said Chamber co-president Stuart Jamieson.

“For a young person with the usual financial challenges today, a scholarship could make all the difference.

“But, with just 150 scholarships available, we would urge them to apply without delay.”

Mr Layzell added: “I appreciate that our apprentices across the Upper Hunter electorate work hard to learn their trade. If they feel they meet the criteria, I would encourage them to put their hand up and apply now.”

Click here for details on how to apply, the funding available, the eligibility criteria, and a contact number, go to:

Applications close July 21.