Welcome to the latest edition of the APN Bulletin.
Please see the latest news below.
NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 DAREBIN COMMUNITY AWARDS
Outstanding local contributors to the Darebin community are now being sought for nomination for the 2018 City of Darebin Community Awards. The awards are all about celebrating people who truly give back to the community and are our way of recognising those behind-the-scenes heroes - the people who go that extra mile to make life more enjoyable for others. This is a chance to recognise people who too often are not in the limelight for the great work they do. It's important to recognise their contribution, not only to say thank you, but to inspire others to contribute to the community as well. If you know a person who has made a contribution or positive impact on the community.
Please also consider forwarding the information to your contacts.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
Young Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Leader of the Year Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Emerging Young Community Leader of the Year Community Group of the Year
The awards will be presented at a special event on the evening of Friday 24 August 2018.
Nominations close on 31 July 2018.
Rural Chances Vocational Scholarships are CLOSING SOON - August 10th 2018.
The 2019 MSRF Rural Chances Scholarship applications are closing soon on 10th August. We hope you can share the following information about this great opportunity.
The Rural Chances Scholarships for vocational education are available to support students wanting to study at TAFE or undertake apprenticeships. Young people 16-24 years old can apply for a $2,000 scholarship to assist with the purchase of equipment, fees and tools of the trade necessary for vocational study, or a $5,000 scholarship to assist
them moving away from home or with travel expenses necessary to complete their qualification.
All scholarship recipients are offered ‘wrap around care’ in the form of transition and career mentoring, leadership development and network building opportunities.
Key Eligibility Criteria and process for Rural Chances Vocational Scholarships
Be eligible to apply (16-24 years of age; hold a Centrelink health care card; identify a TAFE Certificate III or IV qualification they would like to enrol in OR an apprenticeship)
Tell us your story and what you hope to achieve in the future (application can be written or video)
Care about rural Victoria and tell us how you might contribute to your community in the future
Explain how your future training will help fill a particular skills gap in rural Victoria
Tell us why you need this opportunity and how much it will cost
Provide one reference (written or video) to support your application; plus contact details for a second referee who can vouch for the need for these skills in rural Victoria/your community.