Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, today announced the Territory Labor Governments Earth Science/Mining/Petroleum Scholarship is open for applications.
The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs for Territorians, and the scholarship provides a pathway for aspiring earth scientists, metallurgists, and mining and petroleum engineers to enter the resources industry.
The scholarship provides $12,000 a year for three years to a student from the Northern Territory who undertakes a university course in one of those subjects, and provides work experience opportunities with the industry and the NT Department of Primary Industry and Resources.
It is open to Territorians under the age of 25. Visit www.dpir.nt.gov.au to find out more.
As noted by Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles:
The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs and providing opportunities for young Territorians to enter the resources sector through this scholarship.
If we can help young Territorians gain the skills and qualifications they need to work in an industry that contributes greatly to our economy and has plenty of room for growth, we are maximising the chances of them settling and remaining in the Territory.
Our resources sector has enormous potential during the last financial year we saw mineral production in the Territory reach a record-breaking $4.49 billion and exploration expenditure rise 43 per cent.
There is so much opportunity out there and this scholarship gives young Territorians an amazing chance to make the most of it.
last years scholarship winner, Jason OMeara:
The scholarship has allowed me to focus on my studies by not splitting time between work and uni.
My first year at The University of Melbourne has exceeded my expectations – they have amazing Earth Science classes with great practicals, which are way more fun and helpful than High School Pracs.