Scholarships to address resources skill shortage


A $2 million scholarship program to address a dire skills shortage in the resources sector has been announced in South Australia, in a bid to attract students to mining and petroleum careers.
The Advertiser is reporting, The SA State Government has kicked in $1.2 million over five years backed by $880,000 from industry, which will fund 20 two-year scholarships at the University of Adelaide annually. The $20,000 scholarships will be administered by the Playford Trust. Nationally, the mining sector currently has a pipeline of mining engineers which is only sufficient to meet about half of its needs, while the petroleum sector is also struggling to attract students, despite high rates of pay for graduates. Read the full story 

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