Tasmania’s industry preferred provider of aquaculture training, Seafood and Maritime Training (SMT) is doing its part to encourage more local women to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the booming aquaculture and maritime industries in Tasmania.
Last month, SMT advertised for applicants to apply for its inaugural ‘Women on the Water’ scholarship, and has been blown away by the response.
SMT CEO, Rory Byrne, says that the response is indicative of the strong community interest in the industry, stating:
“Jobs in the aquaculture and maritime industries are varied, interesting, and offer real opportunities for career progression”.
Women are still largely under represented in the traditionally male based industry, but times are changing with SMT seeing more and more enrolments and enquiries from women.
“As in all industries, equal gender representation will only stand to benefit the Tasmanian aquaculture and maritime industries, we’re hoping that this scholarship can raise some awareness of the opportunities out there and encourage more women to consider these industries as a career option”, Mr. Byrne added.
SMT is in the final stages of reviewing the scholarship candidates and is hoping to inform a lucky recipient soon.