Scholarship powers South West TAFE energy students studies

Bunbury Herald
South Regional TAFE A/Director of Training Services Mark Combes with the Bunbury Western Power student scholarship recipients and Training Manager Anita Host.
Camera IconSouth Regional TAFE A/Director of Training Services Mark Combes with the Bunbury Western Power student scholarship recipients and Training Manager Anita Host. Credit: Supplied / Supplied

A group of South West students have been given a kickstart to help pursue their passion for the energy industry after they were awarded scholarships by Western Power.

Eight electrotechnology pre-apprentice students at South Regional TAFE Bunbury were awarded the scholarships last week in a bid to help them get started in the electrical industry.

“The valuable financial help provided by Western Power encourages students to continue their studies and get on track to a rewarding career path,” South Regional TAFE acting director of training services Mark Combes said.

Western Power chief executive Ed Kalajzic said the organisation was proud to support the creation of opportunities in the electrical industry.

“Our industry has changed dramatically in recent years, with new technologies creating exciting and challenging opportunities for young people with an interest in careers in electricity,” he said.

“I wish the scholarship recipients success in their studies.”

Our industry has changed dramatically in recent years, with new technologies creating exciting and challenging opportunities for young people with an interest in careers in electricity.

Ed Kalajzic

“I have family and friends who are electricians,” she said.

“I know the study will be challenging, but I think in the end it will be worthwhile.”

The scholarships have been supplied by Western Power since 2018 and cover tuition and resources fees for a Certificate II in Electrotechnology.

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