Skills Active 2020 scholarships

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Our industries are central to the spirit and culture of New Zealand and its people. Sport, recreation and performing arts keep us happy and healthy.

The Skills Active 2020 scholarships are designed to support our industries to continue with professional development during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are scholarships available for apprentices and for trainees, and they cover 100% of enrolment and external assessment fees. More information is below.

The scholarships are one way we can get behind our industries and their workforce. We want to support those workplaces, many of whom are facing significant hardship amidst the pandemic, to keep learning going for their people.

Although not all qualifications will be suitable for enrolment at this time, many have significant online and theory components that can be completed from home. Our skilled team of learning support advisors can help you find the right programmes for your people.

Apprentice scholarships 

We are offering 10 scholarships each in the following apprenticeships: Senior Pool Lifeguard, Entertainment and Event Technology and Outdoor Leadership.

These scholarships cover 100% of enrolment and assessment fees. Any workplace that meets the eligibility criteria can request the scholarship directly from their industry development advisor, or speak to their learning support advisor.

Eligibility criteria for workplaces:

The workplace employs a staff member who is eligible to enrol in the apprenticeship

The workplace is experiencing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

The workplace has a commitment to the retention and development of staff.

How to apply

For Senior Pool Lifeguard and Entertainment and Event Technology scholarships: Please send nominations and requests to linda@skillsactive.org.nz

For Outdoor Leadership scholarships: Please send nominations and requests to benc@skillsactive.org.nz.

 

Trainee scholarships 

We are offering scholarships for trainees in most of our other non-apprenticeship qualifications.

These scholarships cover 100% of enrolment and external assessment fees. Any workplace that meets the eligibility criteria, can request the scholarship directly from their learning support advisor.

Criteria for workplaces:

The workplace employs a staff member who is eligible to enrol in the qualification

The workplace is experiencing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

The workplace has a commitment to the retention and development of staff.

How to apply

Talk to your learning support advisor to see if the qualification you're interested in is covered by the scholarship, or discuss which qualifications would be right for your staff. Click here to contact your learning support advisor.