Local local apprentices are encouraged to apply for the NSW Government's $15,000 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship which is now open for applications.
The scholarship supports apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship and who demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and are committed to their on and off the job training.
It was named after the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.
Since the program began in 2014, hundreds of apprentices have been able to continue their training because of the scholarship, with seven scholarships being awarded to apprentices in south-Sydney in 2019.
Oatley MP Mark Coure encouraged local apprentices to apply for the scholarship.
"Now, more than ever, apprentices are needed to continue progress on the NSW Government's multi-billion dollar infrastructure pipeline which is transforming our state," Mr Coure said.
"The Bert Evans Scholarships provides assistance for up to three years, giving apprentices long term support when they need it most."
Geoff Lee, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, said apprentices were vital to driving NSW forwa
d during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We want to back our apprentices by giving them a helping hand to complete their training and gain a qualification so they can make a strong contribution in their jobs and in the lives of their families and communities," Mr Lee said.
"The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant many industries are experiencing a pause, so this scholarship could not have come at a better time."
Applications for the scholarship are now open and close onJuly 3..
For more information, or to submit an application for the scholarship, visit