Bendigo apprentice plumber receives Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant | Bendigo Advertiser

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A BENDIGO apprentice plumber has been awarded a $3,000 scholarship to continue her education. Jacobie Welsh, a single mother from Epsom, started in 2019 with a pre-apprenticeship in plumbing at Bendigo TAFE. Last year she started her full apprenticeship with O’Brien Plumbing Bendigo. Read other news: Bendigo wife Kate Stone refused permission to appeal her murder conviction, verdict Ms Welsh said she had applied for the Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grant at the encouragement of TAFE staff. The 28-year-old said she was “shocked” to have received the grant. “I was so surprised,” said Mrs Welsh. “Then I just got really proud of myself. I thought of all the people who would be really happy to hear about it. “It’s insane. I didn’t think I’d get it, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try.” Ms. Welsh said as part of the prize, she received a $1,000 voucher to a store of her choice to sell tools and other equipment. said she would use the remaining $2,000 to help with school fees or expenses. “It really made me think I’m doing a good job and I’m more inspiring than I thought I was as a woman in the business,” Ms. Welsh Related News: Bendigo TAFE plumber apprentice calls for more women to study crafts and apprenticeships The plumber apprentice encouraged other young women to get involved in plumbing and other professions. except ourselves,” said Mrs. Welsh. “We can be as strong physically as boys and get as messy as they are. “Just do it. There’s no reason not to. They’re great basics and skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life.” Chris Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Rheem Australia, said the company wanted to highlight the great work in the plumbing industry. “This year there was a large number of applications from all over Australia,” said Mr Taylor. “Our independent judging panel was extremely impressed with the high caliber and diversity of applications, with more mature and feminine applications than we’ve seen in previous years. “The candidates demonstrate a level of passion and dedication to this industry that gives us confidence in its future.” Our journalists work hard to provide local, current news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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