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2016 National WorldSkills Australia silver-medallist, Cejay Alsop, has another accolade to add to his CV.
The TAFE NSW student was recently named a winner of the BBM Youth Mentoring Award. As a result, Cejay will have the opportunity to further their professional development through a work-scholarship program in the UK.
Cejay is among 17 other elite tradespeople who have been selected to take part in the BBM Youth Support for Skills Futures Scholarship.
The $8,000 scholarship program is designed to enhance the participants' career prospects and provide them with invaluable international experience in their respective trades and skills.
Cejay received his Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication) and a Certificate IV in Engineering (Fabrication) through TAFE NSW.
Now that he is up for the scholarship he is doing his due diligence in finding UK-based construction companies that will help further develop his skills.
"When putting together my application for the scholarship, the main thing I wanted to achieve if I was successful was to learn about as many different techniques and technologies being used in my industry as possible," Cejay told the Hunter Headline.
"So I'm hoping to secure a placement with a company that is really leading in its field and develop my skills and knowledge to become a better tradesman," Cejay said.