Wednesday 23 May 2018

Our donors and sponsors

TAFE National Scholarships welcomes donations and sponsorship from all organisations. Please see the Industry partners and sponsors page for more information on how you can participate.

Our valued sponsor for Mick Young Scholarships in 2016 is:

The Blake Beckett Trust was established in 2014 by Mathew Sandblom and Wendy Beckett and its main objective is to provide financial assistance to the arts and education.

The Trust has been a long term supporter of the Mick Young Scholarships, a program for TAFE students. Wendy Beckett was the first recipient of this scholarship and has gone on to become an internationally successful playwright with her own company Pascal Productions. Matthew Sandblom has been in the educational publishing business for over 25 years and is the managing director of Pascal Press and Blake Publishing, the companies responsible for the creation of Reading Eggs, Mathseeds, Mathletics and many others.

Together Matthew and Wendy created the Blake Beckett Trust to provide financial assistance to the areas they are passionate about.


Previous sponsors include:

The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Ltd (TLISC) is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) funded by the Government through the Department of Industry.

TLISC is chartered with driving the skills and workforce development agenda across the entire transport and logistics industry which encompasses activities in road transport, warehousing, rail, aviation, maritime, logistics and ports.

We adopt a collaborative and inclusive process opening communication between industry leaders, peak bodies, enterprise owners, their managers and employees. Using this process we gather intelligence on the requirements of specific elements of the transport sector and proactively respond to their training and educational needs.

Our four key areas of focus respond to current and emerging policy priorities of lifting productivity and workforce participate levels, and driving greater industry co-investment in the skills and workforce development agenda.

The Sutherland District Trade Union Club (Tradies) began as a place where Trade Union members could discuss industrial, political and social issues which were of great importance in their day to day lives. Tradies became a registered club in 1960 and quickly grew into a neighbourhood centre where the community could gather, relax and enjoy themselves.

For over 50 years, Tradies has been an important pillar in our local community, not only providing monetary support for community organisations and sporting groups but also as a venue for members and guests to come together, relax and enjoy themselves.

Tradies is a values-based organisation that strives to achieve best practice in community service, customer service, hospitality and employment across both our venues at Gymea and Caringbah. Our management and frontline operations are guided by our seven organisational values: Human Dignity, Synergy/Teamwork, Education/Knowledge, Innovation/Adaptability, Accountability, Productivity and Sustainability.

Tradies prides itself on our extensive community engagement and commitment to continually improving our facilities and services for our members and guests.