TAFE NSW Bathurst students, Adam Neale and Sarah Lavilles, have been announced winners of the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie Equity Scholarships.
The scholarships recognise students commencing their study journey at TAFE NSW and aim to encourage participation in further education and connectedness within the local Bathurst community.
Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie member, Sue Longmore, said this was the second round of scholarships the club had awarded this year and were very excited to find such enthusiastic applicants.
“Both students want to learn new skills, achieve their goals and give back to the community, which aligns well with the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie’s values and purpose.
“We hope the scholarships of $250 each will help Adam and Sarah continue their studies and develop new and exciting interests at TAFE NSW,” Ms Longmore said.
“At the completion of my apprenticeship I would like to continue working at Bathurst Regional Council providing heavy vehicle mechanics maintenance repairs on large trucks,” Mr Neale said.
“The scholarship will help me to continue my studies in a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and launch my career in Bathurst, working with animals,” Ms Lavilles said.
TAFE NSW Student Engagement Officer, Angie Trevor-Jones, said Adam, who is studying a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Mechanical Technology at TAFE NSW Dubbo and Sarah, a Certificate II in Animal Studies at TAFE NSW Bathurst, were excited to receive the recognition.
“The scholarships are very generous and both the successful students and TAFE NSW are thrilled with the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie’s support,” she said. “This financial support will allow Adam and Sarah to continue to study in a career they love, helping them get the skills and experience needed to ensure they’re job-ready.”
The Central West has the highest rate of skilled shortages in NSW at 70.6% and this is just one example of the support available at TAFE NSW to help students get equipped to respond to this demand. Enrolments for semester one are now open for a wide range of courses at TAFE NSW.
For more information visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.