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MiScholarship Recipients Exemplify Talent in Trades

MIGAS IT Trainee Isabella

Isabella completed her IT Traineeship with host company Jaybro Group, and was awarded a Top Performer - Trainee MiScholarship.

As part of our commitment to fostering the next generation of skilled professionals, MIGAS is thrilled to unveil the latest recipients of the MiScholarship Program.

This announcement comes as a highlight of the National Apprenticeship Week festivities, celebrating the achievements and potential of apprentices and trainees nationwide.

The MiScholarship Program, an annual initiative, is designed to support MIGAS apprentices and trainees in their career advancement, providing up to $25,000 in financial assistance. These funds are aimed at helping top performers to further their education and skills in their chosen trades.

This year’s scholarship program was a showcase of talent across categories Top Performer – Apprentice, Top Performer – Trainee, Top Performer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathways, and Top Performer – Women in Trades.

Selection for MiScholarships is rigorous, involving a comprehensive multi-stage process. Candidates submit written applications, bolstered by supporting statements from MIGAS Field Officers and Host Employers, as well as compelling video submissions.

Finalists and MiScholarship recipients were celebrated in a special virtual ceremony held on Thursday 15 February 2024. The event brought together MIGAS host employers, industry representatives, and the apprentices and trainees themselves in a collaborative celebration of excellence and achievement.

Highlighting the ceremony was a keynote address Olympic legend Duncan Armstrong OAM.

Duncan became a household name when he claimed one of only three Olympic Gold medals Australia won at the Seoul Games in 1988. The victory also broke the 200 freestyle World Record to win Australia’s 100th medal in Olympic competition.

A truly inspirational Australian with a truly inspiration story, Duncan shared some of his funniest and memorable moments from inside his Green and Gold tracksuit, and the lessons life has presented to him.

As we celebrate the 2023 MiScholarship recipients, MIGAS looks forward to supporting these talented individuals on their paths to success in their respective fields.

2023 MiScholarship Recipients

Top Performer – Apprentice and Trainee Scholarship

Congratulations to:

Lachlan Kemble, Boilermaker Apprentice hosted by Shephard Transport Equipment

Isaac John, Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprentice hosted by Hi-Torque Truck Spares

Jeb Stewart, Mobile Plant Apprentice hosted by Bengalla Mining Company

Isabella Bruce, Information Technology Trainee hosted by Jaybro Civil and Safety Products

Tiana Neill, Laboratory Trainee hosted by Hastings Deering

Top Performer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Congratulations to:

Tyson Beezley, Civil Construction Apprentice hosted by Shell QGC

Greg Davis, Gas Plant Operations Trainee hosted by Shell QGC

Top Performer – Women in Trades Scholarship

Congratulations to:

Amy Bartels, Mobile Plant Apprentice hosted by Haulotte Australia

CEO Commendations

Congratulations to:

Emma Heit, Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice hosted at Origin Energy

Grantland Turner, Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprentice hosted at Veolia Environmental Services

Baxter Powell, Boilermaker Apprentice hosted at Bradken Limited

Taneisha Richardson, Water Treatment Operations Trainee hosted at Origin Energy

Corbin Barber, Mechanical Fitter Apprentice hosted at Anglo Coal (Capcoal Management)

Jackson Pead, Trade Sales & Customer Service Trainee hosted at BOC Limited

MIGAS Boilermaker Apprentice Baxter

MIGAS Boilermaker Apprentice, Baxter, received a CEO Commendation as a Top Performer in the 2023 MiScholarship Program.

About the MiScholarship Program

The MiScholarship Program is deliberately not an awards program. MIGAS has designed it to be a scholarship program with a clear mission to provide tangible support to our apprentices and trainees.

While recognising and celebrating their exceptional achievements is important, the heart of this program lies in offering financial assistance and opportunities for growth.

By awarding scholarships and grants, we aim to empower our apprentices and trainees, enabling them to pursue their career aspirations, overcome challenges, and continue their journey of excellence within the industry.

This program is not just about acknowledging their accomplishments but also about investing in their future success.

Read more about the MiScholarship Program.


Published 15/02/2024

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.