Excellence and Leadership Scholarships
In addition to helping overcome financial hardship and improve equity, the Skilling Australia Foundation also awards excellence and leadership scholarships.
The Skilling Australia Foundation offers a range of different excellence and leadership scholarships so that apprentices and trainees can undertake further study and work experience, either in Australia or abroad.
In order to be successful program participants must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, outstanding abilities, leadership or contributions to the community.
For more information contact Skilling Australia Foundation by phone 1300 096 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 International Scholarship
The 2017 International Scholarship was presented by the Honorable Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills at a stand-up announcement ceremony held in the showroom of the Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport dealership in June.
The event was formally opened by Frederick Maddern OBE, Chairman Skilling Australia Foundation. The chair’s speech brought home the importance of industry commitment in the apprenticeship journey. “Without employers and champions like Thomas, Susan and the team at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport, many young people would not have the opportunity to follow their dreams” he said.
Andrew Sezonov, WPC Group General Manager, highlighted that today shows how employers, educators, and the community can come together to support and develop the next generation of young Victorians. “There is a public misconception that a career in the trades should be ranked behind academic and university pathways. VET (Vocational Education & Training) plays a crucial role in training the workforce with the skills required to meet future industry and technological demands. Mercedes-Benz is a perfect example of how a VET qualification can lead to a rewarding career” he said.
Ellearn will depart Melbourne on the 21st July, where she will embark on a weeklong scholarship including a three-day observation at Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz, the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership in the United States. The scholarship is made possible with funding from WPC Group and is facilitated by Skilling Australia Foundation.
2016 International Scholarship
John & Mattin received a scholarship to the United States, presented by Minister Steve Herbert at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne with Daniel Tome.
In 2016, two apprentices at Mercedes-Benz Melbourne were awarded an International Scholarship to continue their training in the USA. Mattin Nguyen, 23, and John Galvez, 22, were both working toward a Certificate III in light vehicle mechanical technology. The scholarship, presented by the Honorable Steve Herbert, Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills, was awarded through the Skilling Australia Foundation and made possible with the support of the Perpetual Foundation of the Kingston Sedgfield (Australia) Charitable Trust.