Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Scholarships for women breaking down barriers

November 2010

Scholarships for women breaking down barriers in the trades

Wednesday, 17 November, two WelTec students were awarded a New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (NZFGW) (Wellington Branch) scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to a high achieving female student, studying in a career area where there are few women. Each year the federation awards one scholarship, however this year the top two candidates were so outstanding the federation awarded two scholarships to WelTec students.

Second year Automotive student and self proclaimed petrol head, Tatiana Massey along with first year Horticulture student, Sara Timothy, were nominated by their tutors for outstanding performance in their studies at WelTec.

Automotive Tutor, Cliff McKenna nominated Tatiana for the award, impressed with her hard work throughout the year. “It makes me proud as a Tutor to see her success and achievements throughout the year. She’s got an amazing work ethic, is self-motivated and proactive. We received excellent reports from employers during her work placements.”

Cliff encourages further participation from women in the automotive industry, “It’s definitely good to have more women join the automotive industry, and these scholarships help to provide additional support to female students looking to join.”

Automotive student Tatiana Massey was surprised to be nominated and was excited to receive the scholarship. “I screamed – I heard the news and couldn’t believe it,” says Tatiana. Tatiana has always been interested in cars. She has previously trained and worked as an electrical engineer and a sound engineer, but has since come back to her first love. “When I was a girl I asked for cars over dolls, I’ve always been a bit of a petrol head,” she says.

Horticulture student Sara Timothy is also very clear on her career path. “Horticulture is great. It’s hard work, but the freedom to work outside and work on a range of projects is awesome. My studies at WelTec have been great – the Tutors are really helpful and knowledgeable. I’m looking forward to next year.”


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland