Queensland Growth Scholarship recipients announced

Friday 19 Aug 2022

Timber Queensland is pleased to announce the recipients of its Growth Scholarship Awards Program for 2022-23.

Timber Queensland’s Strategic Relations Manager Clarissa Brandt said the inaugural program invited early and mid-career professionals and skilled workers to submit details of a proposed learning project that would enhance their career and benefit local industry.

“To have a timber engineer, an operations and production worker, a forester and a forest scientist receive awards met one of the goals that Timber Queensland and Michael Kennedy, CEO of Scholarship Foundation Partner Kennedy’s Timber, put in place for the Awards,” said Clarissa Brandt.

“We strongly encouraged people working in forestry and wood processing and manufacturing operations to apply and advance their careers, just as we encouraged those in forest science and technical development to make an application,” she said.

The recipients of the 2022 – 2023 Awards are:

$10,000 Kennedy’s Timber Award
Adam Faircloth
Learning Project “Vibroacoustic Study Tour”

$5,000 AKD Award Chandan Kumar
Learning Project “Understanding silvicultural and environmental factors affecting density and stiffness of Queensland’s Southern Pine Plantations”

$5,000 HQPlantations Award
Brendan Foster
Learning Project “Refocusing the future of Queensland’s forests”

$2,500 DTM Timber Award
Darcy Oborne
Learning Project “Certificate IV in Human Resources”

Clarissa Brandt said designing and facilitating the Growth Scholarship program has been a rewarding experience. “We are very pleased with the success of our inaugural year with the scholarship program. It would not have been possible without our Foundation partner Kennedy’s Timber, Diamond partners AKD and HQPlantations and our Ruby partner DTM Timber. We would like to thank all our partners for their gracious support of the annual program,” she said.

“We would also like to thank all of the applicants for the awards and encourage them to continue their desire for ongoing learning and development, as well as the industry stakeholders who assisted with the selection process. Importantly, these awards are intended to provide a broad range of learning experiences and we will be emphasising this flexibility to future applicants.

More information about Timber Queensland’s Growth Scholarship Program is available here.

Source: Timber Queensland

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