Gurmesh Singh MP


Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said applications are open until 21 July for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships and he encourages local apprentices to apply.

The scholarships support apprentices who are experiencing financial or personal hardship, demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and are committed to completing on and off the job training.

Mr Singh said a total of 751 scholarships have been awarded to outstanding apprentices in NSW since 2014.

“An apprenticeship is a great way to kickstart a career, and apprentices are vital to our State’s growth, but we also understand it’s not always easy to complete a qualification,” Mr Singh said.

Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education Justin Clancy said apprentices were vital to driving NSW forward.

“We want to back our apprentices by giving them a helping hand to complete their training and gain a qualification so they can make a strong contribution in their jobs and in the lives of their families and communities,” Mr Clancy said.

“Across the state, many industries are experiencing vacancies, so this scholarship could not have come at a better time.”

The scholarship program is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, a passionate advocate of vocational education for more than 30 years.

For more, visit or phone 13 28 11 to contact your local Training Services NSW Office.