AMTIL has teamed up with BBM Youth Support to get Australia’s young metal manufacturers to the forefront of global innovation with the BBM Innovation Scholarship for Additive Metal Manufacturing.

Applications are now open until 14 July. BBM Innovation Scholars receive an $8,000 grant to go overseas for international industry experience in global innovation hotspots.

“The 2019 focus is on sustainability and innovation,” says Melanie Stray, CEO of BBM Youth Support. “And we can’t wait to see the ideas and vision that our young industry talent will put forward.”

This year, a total of 33 scholarships are on offer, and they are available for the most inspiring ideas from young people in vocational roles, including metal manufacturing, especially additive technology. Applicants must be between 17 and 23 years of age and at least in their last year of their Certificate III or higher in their chosen field.

BBM’s Global Industry Scholarships exist to develop Australia’s talent base in agriculture, trades and performing arts through global experience, networking and opportunities. Past BBM Horticultural Scholars have visited industry trailblazers in Europe, the UK and Asia. They drew inspiration from new processes, materials and technology and have gone on to start their own business in Australia or take leadership in the industry.

The metal manufacturing sector in Australia, and AMTIL in particular, are getting ready for the digital revolution of manufacturing, and BBM Global Industry Scholarships are scoped to give young talent the opportunity to contribute from the start.

“Our young talented people are the future of Australia’s industries and our economic well-being,” adds Stray. “And we are here to offer opportunities to grow and learn in a global world.”

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