Local apprentice’s hard work and dedication pays off

Local apprentice auto electrician, Brennah Aumua (pictured above with her employer, Sean Cox from SC Auto Electrical) has won a scholarship to help her complete her apprenticeship

A positive attitude and applying herself in the workplace has earned local apprentice, Brennah Aumua, a scholarship to help her continue her training as an auto electrician.
Brennah, who’s currently in the second year of her apprenticeship with Sean Cox at SC Auto Electrical, has won one of 95 NSW Govern-ment Bert Evans Appren-tice Scholarships.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for vocational education and training, have a positive attitude and apply themselves both in the workplace and in their off-the-job training.
The scholarships are worth $5,000 each year over three years.
Brennah can choose to use the money for tools or travel and accommodation expenses she incurs when travelling to TAFE.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.
“An apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start a career, and apprentices are vital to our state’s growth, but we also understand it’s not always easy to complete a qualification,” Mr Lee said.
“We want to back our apprentices by giving them a helping hand to complete their training and gain a qualification.
“This support is particularly relevant as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recov-ery Plan,” Mr Lee said.