Western Power scholarships help students pursue their passion

A group of South Regional TAFE electrotechnology students at the Bunbury campus have been awarded scholarships by Western Power to help them get started in the electrical industry.

The scholarships were presented recently to eight electrotechnology pre-apprenticeship students by Acting Director of Training Services Mark Combes at a ceremony held in the Epicure Training Restaurant.

Mr Combes congratulated the students on being awarded scholarships and their enrolment into the course. He acknowledged the substantial support and commitment provided by Western Power.

“South Regional TAFE appreciates this generosity and is pleased to work with Western Power to advocate entry into the electrical trade,” Mr Combes said.

“The valuable financial help provided by Western Power encourages students to continue their studies and get on track to a rewarding career path.”

Western Power has been supporting South Regional TAFE with scholarships, which cover tuition and resources fees for Certificate II in Electrotechnology, since 2018.

“We are proud to support the creation of opportunities in the electrical industry,” said Western Power CEO Ed Kalajzic.

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

The scholarship recipients were: 

  • Carolyn Dearle
  • Lachlan Mason
  • Tremayne Prideaux
  • Thomas Samsa
  • Chelsea Smith
  • Kody Stott
  • Corey Weston
  • Jared Wilkosz

Student recipient Carolyn Dearle said it meant the world to her to receive the scholarship.

“I am passionate about working in the electrical industry,” Ms Dearle said.

“I have family and friends who are electricians. I know the study will be challenging but I think, in the end, it will be worthwhile.”

Tremayne Prideaux said he had a strong interest in renewable energy and hoped the electrotechnology studies would provide him with the skills to pursue a change of career.

“Having this qualification will be something I can put on my resume which will open up new options in different industries,” Mr Prideaux said.