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AusNet Services has partnered with Deakin University to launch the AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering Scholarships. The scholarships aim to support women to achieve tertiary qualifications in power engineering, preparing them for diverse and rewarding careers in the energy industry.

AusNet Services’ Managing Director, Nino Ficca, said the company is committed to increasing diversity in the energy industry.

“AusNet Services is proud to launch these scholarships in partnership with Deakin University,” said Nino.

“We understand the importance of investing in talented women to be part of a diverse energy industry,” Nino added.

Professor Guy Littlefair, Dean of Engineering in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and the Built Environment at Deakin University, said Deakin was thrilled to be working in partnership with AusNet Services on such an important initiative.

“Women are vastly underrepresented in the engineering profession, so it’s important that we encourage them to think about tertiary study which could lead to an exciting career in engineering,” he said.

“These new Power Engineering scholarships are a great opportunity to focus on advancements in energy distribution and bring new skills and thinking to the industry.

“We look forward to applications for the scholarships and visitors to our open days. Scholarship recipients will benefit from studying at our Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET), where they will have access to some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in Australia,” he said.

Subject to criteria, scholarships are awarded to successful female applicants entering Deakin’s Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) degree.

Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year over the normal period of study. For more information on the scholarships, visit www.ausnetservices.com.au>careers>scholarships.

Utility regularly features profiles on women making their mark in the world of public utilities. Click on each name to read about the work Jenny Gannon, Melanie Dunnill and Julia Johns are doing around Australia.

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