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SPC Scholarships Presented to GOTAFE Students

GOTAFE has announced the recipients of the 2020 SPC Scholarships to three students.

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Post date: 8th May 2020

GOTAFE is delighted to announce that the 2020 SPC Scholarships have been awarded to:

  • James Battersby (Certificate II in Electrotechnology - Pre-apprenticeship)
  • Lidija Kudric (Certificate II in Electrotechnology - Pre-apprenticeship)
  • Enrico Bauer (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade)

SPC, one of Australia's most iconic food processing brands, partnered last year with GOTAFE to create this opportunity for young people in the Greater Shepparton area to support students studying mechanical and engineering courses to achieve their goals. The scholarship program was established to help students overcome financial barriers that may impede their progression into trade-based training and employment. The program includes highly valuable work in placements at the SPC facility in Shepparton.

SPC Scholarship Group 1
"I hope that this is the first of many scholarship presentations and the beginning of a wonderfully collaborative and impactful relationship between SPC and GOTAFE. These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for SPC to impact the lives of young people in our community and allow them to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience in the expanding SPC business"

SPC CEO, Robert Giles

Lidija Kudric, who moved around a lot as a child, has now settled in Shepparton and is now studying a Certficate II in Electrotechnology. As a hands-on person, she has always been interested in the trade industry and has aims of starting her own business based in the electrical field. "This scholarship means everything to me," Lidija said. "I am looking forward to gaining more knowledge and being surrounded by mentors that can help me achieve my goals and succeed."

The three recipients were awarded their scholarships on Wednesday May 6 at GOTAFE's Shepparton campus via a digital presentation ceremony. Travis Heeney, CEO of GOTAFE and Mr Giles joined over video to congratulate the recipients.

"I just want to say how thrilled we are to have developed this partnership with SPC as it enables our young people to study and work locally for a great career"

GOTAFE CEO, Travis Heeney

Enrico Bauer, who originally hails from South Africa, sees this as a great opportunity to work hard and achieve his career aspirations of becoming a Mechanic Engineer. Enrico said, "This will enhance my understanding of the theory I will be taught at GOTAFE and I hope to maintain a high standard of work ethic and acquire hands-on skills and knowledge when I undertake my work placement at SPC."