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MIGAS Scholarship Program: 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

MiScholarship Recipient Teah

Women in Trades Apprentice of the Year, Teah Olsen (R), at her host company, Arnott's Biscuits.

Seven apprentices and trainees from across Australia have been awarded scholarship prizes incorporating financial support and professional development funding totalling $15,000 to help set them up for their future.

2018 MiScholarship Recipients

Excellence in Trades (Final Year)
Kritesh Chand, Fitter Welder Apprentice, O’Brien Boilers - Sumner Park QLD          

Excellence in Trades (Third Year)
Jamie Mifsud, Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprentice, MaxiTRANS - Smeaton Grange NSW

Rising Star Apprentice (Second Year)
Joe Knox, Air-Con and Refrigeration Apprentice, Envar Service - Welshpool WA

Rising Star Apprentice (First Year)
Corey Gray, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprentice, Carrier Transicold - Derrimut VIC

Rising Star Trainee
Bianca Sieders, Business Administration Trainee, Hastings Deering - Acacia Ridge QLD

Indigenous Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Cylence Fewquandie, Business Administration Trainee, Menzies School of Health Research - Spring Hill QLD

Women in Trades Apprentice of the Year
Teah Olsen, Higher Engineering Trade Apprentice, Arnott’s Biscuits - Virginia QLD

These scholarships are MIGAS’s way of highlighting apprenticeship talent within skilled trades in this country and investing in the future of these impressive apprentices and trainees.

This year was highly competitive and required a diligent review by our panel to identify a shortlist of finalists and the ultimate scholarship recipients. We would like to congratulate the above apprentices and trainees for their determination and dedication to their trade. Your receipt of the 2018 scholarship highlights your dedication to your technical training, your understanding of the value in continuing your professional training beyond your trade, and sends a message of resilience and perseverance to future apprentices and trainees in your communities and trades.

We would also like to thank each host employer who nominated an apprentice or trainee in this year’s scholarship program. Your nominations highlighted to us the value of the work we achieve together in mentoring the next generation of qualified tradespeople.

MIGAS would equally like to recognise the Field Officers and MIGAS support staff for guiding and encouraging these apprentices and trainees to remain focused on their trade careers and be the best they can.

MIGAS would like to take this opportunity to celebrate all of those nominated and the exceptional finalists. We encourage you to continue to do great work and discuss your interest in participating in the 2019 MIGAS Scholarship Program with your MIGAS Field Officer and Supervisors when nominations open again at the end of the year.

Keep up to date with the MIGAS MiScholarship Program.


Published 11/04/2019

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.