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TAFE NSW Bathurst students, Ebony Booth and Tanesha Case, have been announced winners of the annual Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie Equity Scholarships.
The scholarships recognise students beginning their study journey at TAFE NSW and aim to encourage participation in further education and connectedness within the local Bathurst community.
Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie member, Sue Longmore, said this was the second year the club had awarded the scholarships and were very excited to find such inspiring applicants.
“Both students have clear career paths in mind and want to give back to the community, which aligns well with the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie’s values and purpose,” she said.
“We hope the scholarships of $250 each will help Ebony and Tanesha continue their studies and develop new and exciting interests at TAFE NSW.”
“My goal is to increase my knowledge of fitness and health and to teach people about the importance of keeping fit and healthy,” Ms Booth said.
“I would also like to study exercise and sport science at university after I complete my TAFE NSW studies.”
“Decreasing my study costs will give me the assistance I need to complete a course that will begin my education journey in an area I am very passionate about,” Ms Case added.
TAFE NSW Student Engagement Officer, Angie Trevor-Jones, said Ebony, who is studying a Tertiary Preparation Certificate and Tanesha, a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), were excited to receive the recognition.
“These scholarships are very generous and both the successful students and TAFE NSW are thrilled with the support of the Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie,” she said. “This financial support will allow Ebony and Tanesha to continue to study in a career they love, helping them get the skills and experience needed to ensure they’re job-ready.”
The Central West has the highest rate of skilled shortages in NSW at 70.6% and this is just one example of the support available at TAFE NSW to help students get equipped to respond to this demand.
For more information visit www.tafensw.edu.auor phone 131 601.
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer – (02) 6338 2509, mobile 0427 901 515