Young people from rural and regional NSW engaging in university studies, completing apprenticeships or entering employment will benefit from a $25,000 donation to the Country Education Foundation from Forestry Corporation of NSW. Source: Timberbiz
The Country Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation assisting disadvantaged rural and regional school leavers to transform their lives through education and training.
Forestry Corporation of NSW CEO Nick Roberts said the donation was made as part of the corporation’s centenary celebrations.
“Forestry Corporation is proud to support the great work of the Country Education Foundation to help young people from the bush further their education and training and build their careers,” Mr Roberts said.
“Over the past 100 years, forestry has proven to be a great career path for young people in rural and regional NSW and, as a key member of an industry that employs around 22,000 people throughout NSW, Forestry Corporation continues that legacy today.
“We’re celebrating our long history of creating jobs in the bush by helping the Country Education Foundation provide more opportunities for education and employment beyond forestry to the next generation.”
The CEO of the Country Education Foundation Sarah Taylor said the not-for-profit was delighted to welcome Forestry Corporation of NSW as a supporter of CEF’s work with rural and regional students.
“Forestry Corporation’s generous donation will go a long way towards boosting the Country Education Foundation’s capacity to help disadvantaged rural and regional students across NSW. Education, training and career support for country students and families is vital to ensuring that rural and regional Australia continues to thrive,” Ms Taylor said.
Since 1993, the CEF family of local foundations has given almost 4000 grants to disadvantaged young people across Australia buying toolkits for apprentices, laptops and textbooks for TAFE students, and helped remote students travel to capital cities to study at university.
Through its local grants program the Foundation is enabling 360 school leavers across NSW to reach for their dreams in 2016. This year over $500 000 in financial assistance has been allocated to NSW students to help them fund traineeships, apprenticeships, work expenses or university study.
For more information about the Country Education Foundation, visit www.cef.org.au
For more information about Forestry Corporation of NSW, visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au