March 15th, 2013

Competenz Scholarship 2013

Seven talented young engineering tradespeople have just been awarded $1,000 each to go towards advancing their careers – moving from a Level 4 apprenticeship to the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Level 5.

The winners were Jordan Reid-Ward from Yachting Developments in Auckland, Brad Lindsay from Sheet Metalcraft in Invercargill, Cameron Besley from Mainline Sheetmetals in Hamilton, David Creagh and Gilbert Muza from Industrial Valve Engineering in Christchurch, Shaun Allan from Metalfold in Palmerston North, and Tonee Francis from Max Tarr Electrical, also in Palmerston North.

A scholarship can be a huge help – just ask Connor Farrell. He was awarded one of the 2012 scholarships. “I applied for the scholarship because I have a young family and have very little extra money,” says Connor. “Receiving the scholarship meant a lot to me because if I didn’t receive it I most likely wouldn’t have been able to sit the Level 5 qualification – I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now, so a big, big thank you to all.”