The Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains is doing its bit to support trades training and has presented its inaugural scholarship valued at $2000.
The recipient of the Plains Rotary Trade Scholarship is local apprentice Harry Rosevear, who works in the engineering division at Spraymarks.
The scholarship is open to any person who is training as a trade apprentice with a recognised trade training organisation. At least one year of their training must be completed.
Plains Rotary president John Duncan said the scholarship was an initiative for the club and was established to recognise the importance that trade training apprenticeships have on the local business community.
The scholarship was administered by the Advance Ashburton Foundation and Plains Rotary was very pleased with the response from a number of good applicants, Mr Duncan said.
Harry Rosevear had presented a power point presentation to club members about his work at Spraymarks and had shared his aspirations as to where his career path may lead, said Mr Duncan.