30.03.2023

SA uni students graduate from Defence Industry Scholarship Program

Article and Image Source: Defence Connect
Thirty-six South Australian university students have graduated from the SA government’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program, with participants receiving grants to undertake work placements at local defence companies.

Run by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the program awards participants with grants of up to $10,000 to undergo work placements within local defence companies.

To date, 64 students and 17 companies have participated in the program, teaching students essential in-demand skills, knowledge, and experience on the job.

According to Defence SA, 80 percent of participants are offered a position with their employer.

One of those graduates is Scott Pearse, who transitioned from being an intern at DEWC Services as part of the Defence Industry Scholarship Program (DISP), before transitioning to working on one of the company’s science and technology projects for the Defence Science and Technology Group.