Greater Shepparton residents aged 15-24 are encouraged to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships Program in 2020.
Scholarships are available for up to $5,000 a year to undertake a vocational education and training course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level, and, participate in a 20 business-day paid internship within a local business.
Greater Shepparton is one of just 10 regions in Australia to be receiving the scholarships in 2020.
Priority will be given to young people who are Indigenous, are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background or have a disability. Priority will also be given to people, regardless of age, who have exited the Australian Defence Force in the past two years.
The aim of the program is to assist young Australians in gaining critical employability skills, which are embedded in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, allowing them to enter and stay in the workforce.
“The first round of scholarships will be opening very soon, so the young people in our region should keep an eye out for updates,” Council Manager Children and Youth Services Sally Rose said.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Greater Shepparton to ensure they are job ready as they enter the workforce. Our region has been selected as one of 10 in Australia, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity.”