A new program aims to boost skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia through creating scholarships for local undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students. It has also created opportunities for workers in industries experiencing structural adjustment and retrenchment.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia is a $24 million scheme funded by the Australian Government. It is providing scholarships for study, training and internships relating to various industries identified as skills-shortage or priority industries including defence, advanced manufacturing, health service and medical research, tourism and hospitality, wine and food and energy and resources. The program aims to make a contribution to crucial sectors for South Australia’s economy such as the defence sector.
Scope Global has been engaged by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to manage the application, assessment and scholar management process. Our team will support scholars for the full three years of the program, including coordinating an industry internship placement aligned with the scholars’ programs of study.
Host employers for scholars are being approached through Scope Global’s business partners, networks and industry groups. Internships will benefit scholars, who are looking to gain valuable workplace experience and develop industry-related knowledge and skills. They will also benefit employers hosting the scholars, who in turn gain fresh ideas, increase resources and trial future talent in a candidate-short market.
We’re currently looking for South Australian organisations that are interested in hosting a scholar on an internship. To learn more visit www.commonwealth-scholarships-sa.com.au/internships.