Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce the second round of the regional youth vocational education and training (VET) scholarships program is open for application for young Australians in Grey.
The $8.2 million program is targeted to 10 regions with high youth unemployment and will allow successful applicants to undertake a VET qualification that is in demand in the local area.
Scholars receive up to $10,000 study assistance to complete a VET course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level plus $3,000 for a work placement or 20-day paid internship with a local business.
Mr Ramsey said education and training was critical to providing the current and future workforce that would support the economy and our society during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are expanding the regional boundaries and extending the application period for the second round of the program so even more young Australians can apply,” he said.
“I am delighted these scholarships will allow young people in Grey to train in professions of vital current importance including child care and aged care.
“I encourage all young people in my electorate of Grey to consider applying for these scholarships, which opened for application on the 24th of April.
“The Morrison Government is working hard to ensure every young Australian has the opportunity get a job.
“These scholarships are in addition to the recent Government announcements in the skills sector including $1.3 billion in new wage subsidies to support apprentices and trainees.”
Scholarships are available in the following regions:
- Grafton and Gosford, New South Wales
- Shepparton, Victoria
- Alice Springs, Northern Territory
- Maryborough and Townsville, Queensland
- Wanneroo and Armadale, Western Australia
- Grey, South Australia
- Burnie, Tasmania
- Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Program for Young Australians is part of the $585 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow skills package.
More information is available at: www.employment.gov.au/delivering-skills-today-and-tomorrow.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 0417827523 April 28 2020