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February 12th, 2014

Competenz Engineering Scholarship 2014

If you wish to apply for a 2014 Competenz Scholarship, click here for the application form.

The Competenz Scholarship 2014 is now open for applications. Competenz has four scholarships available which cover the cost of an engineering qualification at Level 5 or 6.

This is the perfect opportunity to advance your career to the next step after completing an apprenticeship.

A scholarship can be a “huge help” says Connor Farrell from M A Brown Engineering, who is studying toward a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 5) in Fabrication. Connor was awarded a scholarship in 2013. “I applied for this scholarship because I have a young family and have very little extra money,” says Connor.

“Receiving this scholarship meant a lot to me because if I didn’t receive it I most likely wouldn’t have been able to sit the qualification.”

Competenz scholarships are for those completing or wanting to complete a Level 5 National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or a Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (NZDEP).  

To be eligible for the scholarship candidates must meet any prerequisite requirements for the qualification. This year the scholarships are open for application until the 30th of April. “Anyone who has already enrolled into an eligible qualification from the 1st of May 2013 will be able to apply. Or if you intend to enrol but haven’t done so yet you will also be eligible,” says Fiona Kingsford, General Manager Trades, Competenz.

“After achieving this qualification I plan on working towards a higher leadership role such as head foreman,” says Connor. “Then, long term, I want to branch out on my own and start my own engineering business.”

For more information about the scholarship or to discuss whether you are eligible email Phil Hurford on p.hurford@competenz.org.nz