Lake Macquarie’s Joseph Hudson was awarded the 2016 Anthony Carter Memorial Scholarship for his commitment to a career in panel beating, at a presentation evening at Kloster Ford Hamilton.
Joseph is a second year apprentice with Black’s Smash Repairs in Belmont and is currently completing his Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology at Glendale TAFE’s Auto Trade School. The Auto Trade School is a centre of excellence for training across automotive disciplines including diesel mechanics, motorcycles, panel beating, vehicle painting and vehicle body repair.
Joseph was pleased to receive the scholarship and said, “The money will allow me to buy extra tools for work and it will benefit me for my future.”
In an emotional presentation, 2015 recipient, Zac Ralph, spoke about how the scholarship has provided him with a strong marker of inspiration in what has been a challenging year.
“Being a quality tradesman is all I have ever wanted to do, it is all I have ever wanted to be.
“To look at the plaque with my name on it every morning and know that I was chosen by the same people that I aspire to be like, being my TAFE teachers, really means a lot to me,” said Mr Ralph.
“Receiving this scholarship has been so solid for me. It is something that I will cherish forever,” he said.
Ted and Christine Carter established the Anthony Carter Memorial Scholarship in 2006 to honour the memory of their son Anthony Carter, a former Hunter TAFE student and Kloster's employee. Anthony was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2004, at just 19 years of age.
The Scholarship recognises a student who diligently applies themselves to their study, has a good attendance record, a good work ethic and would benefit from the financial assistance that the Scholarship provides. It is made possible due to the kind generosity of Anthony’s parents, Christine and Ted Carter, along with Anthony’s employers, the Kloster’s Group.
Hunter TAFE Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working with Hunter business, education and community leaders committed to supporting education and training by providing financial support to Hunter TAFE students who are experiencing either personal or financial hardship to assist them in completing their studies.