Women on Water Scholarships Winners – 2018

SMT received over 20 applications which were shortlisted to 5 successful applicants for the 2018 Women on Water Scholarships.

Congratulations to:
• Helene Casey
• Jaimie Noye
• Jessica Kube
• Samantha Stevenson
• Megan Stredwick


Megan Stredwick                    Jaimie Noye

This exciting scholarship opportunity provides an introduction to the training for:
• MAR10413 Certificate I in Maritime Operations Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal CoC which includes AMSA fees
• First Aid Certificate and Marine Radio Licence
• As well as fully immersed supervised work experience on a fish farm for 2- 4 weeks!
Following successful completion of the scholarship training, there is a strong possibility of direct employment.

Tasmania’s marine sector is looking at practical ways to recruit young people, and in particular women into the industry.
Due to demand for skilled workers in the Tasmanian seafood and marine tourism industries is running at an all-time high!
Driven mainly by growth in salmonid farming operations and tourism operations like Mona Roma and Pennicott’s Wilderness Journeys.
Whilst significant women are employed in these industries they remain a minority especially in the marine operations side.

So this year we (SMT & Industry) decided to focus our annual scholarships on encouraging greater female participation!
This scholarship is SMT’s way of recognising both the important contribution that women make within our industry, as well as the under representation of women in our industry. We want do our part to encourage women to seek career pathways within the Seafood and Maritime industries and to go on to become leaders in their field.
The scholarship awards the winning applicant a significant number of training courses free of charge, as well as on-the-job work experience with Huon Aquaculture and TASSAL.

The Women on Water Scholarships will be back in 2019