Defence Technical Scholarships To Be Awarded

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DEFENCE MEDIA ALERT



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946



MSPA 204/10

Friday, 4 June 2010


Defence Technical Scholarships to be awarded


What:

15 students from the Australian Trade College North Brisbane will be

awarded their Defence Technical Scholarships on Monday by Yvette D’Arth,

Federal Member for Petrie and Air Commodore Henrik Ehlers Director

General Defence Force Recruiting


Where:

Australian Trade College North Brisbane, 294 Scarborough Road,

Scarborough, QLD.


When:

7:45am for 8:00am, Monday 07 June 2010. Please meet at the Administration

Block.


Background:


Yvette D’Arth, Member for Petrie, and Director General Defence Force Recruiting Air

Commodore Henrik Ehlers will award the 15 Australian Trade College North Brisbane

recipients their 2010 Defence Technical Scholarships on Monday 07 June 2010. They will

both personally present certificates and cheques to 15 local students.


The Scholarship program began in 2009 with 569 students from across Australia receiving a

Scholarship. This year, 760 students will receive Scholarships.


Defence currently offers up to 1,500 Defence Technical Scholarships to selected Year 11 and

12 students valued at either $2000 or $3000 each to support their technical studies.


Defence Technical Scholarships reward technically-savvy students for staying on at school

and enrolling in specific subjects, including mathematics and a technical Vocational and

Educational Training subject.


Defence Technical Scholarships encourage students to not only consider an Australian

Defence Force technical trade career pathway, but to do so after completing Year 12. The

Australian Defence Force has more than 30 technical trades available for school leavers.


For further information visit: www.defencejobs.gov.au/DTS.



Media contacts: change as required

Defence Media Liaison:

02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

Sue Caddaye, Defence Force Recruiting:

0420 976 928









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