Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) has received funding
Not-for-profit training, employment and apprenticeship services provider VERTO has provided $10,000 in scholarship funding to the Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) in 2022.
The funding will be used to provide selected first and second-year apprentices across NSW, with scholarships for learning resources and trade tools as students begin their Vocational Education and Training (VET) journeys.
Chief Executive Officer at CEF Juliet Petersen said: “We are extremely grateful for VERTO’s ongoing support.”
“The financial burden of post-school education and training is a significant barrier for many young adults, particularly those from rural and regional communities.
“We are confident that our shared commitment with VERTO will go a long way towards our mission of closing the further education participation gap between country and city students.”
This is the second significant donation VERTO has made to the CEF in the past 12 months, after donating $8000 to local foundations in Orange, Goulburn, West Wyalong and Cowra in December 2021.
“The work that CEF does is vitally important, and life changing for many regional and remote students,”
VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.
“VERTO is very proud to support such an important community-focused organisation like CEF.”
The Country Education Foundation of Australia is run by volunteers, harnessing the power
of local communities to change lives by providing further education, training and career opportunities.
To find out more about the foundation, donate or get involved, visit www.cef.org.au.