The Western Australian State Government has opened applications for a Women’s Scholarship Program aimed at encouraging women in WA to take up non-traditional trade apprenticeships and occupations in 2016.
This scholarship will be offered over four years and will be available to women over the age of 18 who have left school, and who undertake training at Certificate III levels or above.
There will be 100 scholarships available in 2016, and applications close on the 31st October 2015!
There is a long list of eligible qualifications that could be undertaken as part of the scholarship including bricklaying, carpentry, civil construction, electronics and communications, light vehicle automotive and engineering trades. The full list can be viewed here.
This is an excellent opportunity for women to enter non-traditional career pathways. In the manual trades, women make up just 25 per cent of the workforce, meaning they are missing out on satisfying careers that have high earning potential.
The scholarship will offer up to $3000 to eligible applicants who commence their Certificate III or higher between the 1st January 2016 and the 31st December 2016. Head to the Western Australia website for more information.