TAFE student strikes gold with scholarship | Mandurah Mail

A student from the Southern Metropolitan Institute of Technical and TAFE has won an acclaimed scholarship for Aboriginal trainees.

Secret Harbor resident Chant’e-Louise France-Hadlam, who is 18, covered her TAFE II course fees in full and took $500 toward her tuition costs.

The Frans Hadlam course prepared her for a career in metalworking and welding in the mining resource sector.

“I would really recommend this course because it was a great experience and the scholarship was a real thrill, especially considering that I was paying for the whole course and all the equipment myself,” said Ms. France Hadlam.

She added that the skills she acquired gave her the confidence to pursue her career dreams.

“I hope one day to apply my naval skills as an electronic technician or work in a FIFO role in Western Australia.”

The Newmont Boddington Gold (NBG) Local Vocational Education and Training Scholarship is now open to Aboriginal and Tourist Strait Islander students studying in any of the 13 South Metropolitan TAFE training areas.

For successful recipients of the NBG scholarship, there is also the possibility of obtaining vocational training.

Successful recipients will be offered a place of work in Newmont Goldcorp’s Boddington operation during pre-apprenticeship training and will be encouraged to apply to the Newmont Apprenticeship Program upon completion of the course.

Visit one of the SM TAFE Job and Skills Centers (JSC) for support in completing the application The completed application can be sent via email to rockingham.jsc@smtafe.wa.edu.au. Applications are open until November 29. For more information, please contact Peel/Rockingham JSC at 13 64 64

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