Tertiary and TAFE students have the chance to gain quality work placement and access financial support for their studies through Swan Hill Rural City Council’s scholarship program.
Applications are now open for the program, which is designed to help local students financially, and encourage them to return to the region when they finish their studies.
Council Chief Executive Officer John McLinden said the scholarship program also helped to address skills shortages.
“Being able to address skill shortages is extremely important to any regional or rural area, and Council’s scholarship program is one way to address this,” Mr McLinden said.
“But the program is also a great way to convey the message to local young people that there are good employment opportunities in regional and rural areas, and benefits to living and working in these areas.”
Students will receive $2000 per year for the duration of their studies, as well as paid work placement at Council each year during their course.
To be eligible they must be undertaking tertiary or TAFE studies in an area relevant to local
government. Scholarships are not restricted to first year students, and applications are encouraged from students who have already partially completed their studies.
Applications close at 12pm on Thursday, 31 January.
Find out more and apply online, or call Council’s Human Resources Department on 5036 2333.
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