The Housing Industry Association (HIA) congratulates the latest winners of the scholarship program offered in conjunction with partners JELD-WEN Australia and STRATCO. HIA is the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.

The Build Your Future program provides assistance to help offset the cost of training fees for young builders undertaking nationally recognised training courses.

According to HIA Chief Executive - Industry Policy and Media, Graham Wolfe, the Build Your Future program is an important initiative that gives access to training opportunities to deserving young people, especially at a time when the industry is already under pressure on the availability of skills due to historically high levels of activity, combined with an aging workforce.

The Housing Industry Association, JELD-WEN Australia and STRATCO congratulate the following HIA Build Your Future scholarship winners:

Mark Dellar, Brett Hughes, Sean Maher and Cory Quinn (South Australia); Arie Seaton and Harrison Wilkes (Western Australia); Garth Hobba (Queensland); Riley Tomlin (Hunter); Brenden Westcott and Isaac Jackson-Hope (Australian Capital Territory); and Marcus Edwards and Nicholas Zaharakis (Victoria).

Applications for the next round of Build Your Future Scholarships close 30 April 2015. To be eligible, nominees must be engaged in the building industry as an apprentice, employee or contractor, and aged up to 25 years.