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Second round of shipbuilding scholarships announced

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Forty new scholarships have been awarded under the National Naval Shipbuilding Pipeline Scholarship program.

The students from RMIT University and Queensland University of Technology will join 32 current scholarship holders.

The program is part of the federal government’s effort to develop the necessary skills to support its investment in continuous naval shipbuilding., and is facilitated by the Naval Shipbuilding College.

“Recipients of the scholarship pilot program will be supported to study various engineering disciplines that will be in high demand as our naval shipbuilding program ramps up,” said defence industry minister Melissa Price in a statement.

“We have already seen fantastic support from industry, with 12 companies across the country working with the Naval Shipbuilding College to support work placements for 32 previous recipients over the 2020 summer break.”

Training is in disciplines “critical to the future of the shipbuilding industry” such as computer and software systems, mechatronics, and mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

The scholarship covers costs for the third and fourth year study, assists with the purchase of educational materials, and connects students with 12-week paid placements in companies involved in shipbuilding.

Picture: Naval Shipbuilding College

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