Investment in developing industry talent continues

Congratulations to Nick Persic on being awarded the second Sir Angus Tait Memorial Scholarship for 2010. Nick was presented the Sir Angus Tait Memorial Scholarship by ARCIA at GUNNCOMMS in New South Wales late last year.

Nick has been an apprentice with GUNNCOMMS for two years and has achieved distinctions and above in his studies and is planning on continuing an electronics engineering course at TAFE once he completes his apprenticeship.

"There is so much potential in this kid and the way he carries himself on the job is flawless. Two years ago he was our first Apprentice we took on and he has come along in leaps and bounds," said Leigh Gunn, Director of GUNNCOMMS.

"Nick has been a great asset in rolling out large installation contracts and has become quite handy in the programming and servicing of radios".

The Sir Angus Tait Memorial Scholarship is administered by ARCIA on behalf of contributors Tait Radio Communications and RadioComms Connect, and is intended to provide encouragement to a student actively pursuing study leading to a career in radio communications engineering at an Advanced Diploma level or higher.

The widespread investment in developing industry skills occurring around the country is a testament to the industry as a whole. Since its inception the scholarships has been awarded to apprentices in Victoria, South Australia and now in New South Wales. There are now three scholarships available around the nation annually, thanks to contributions from Westwick Farrow, Tait Radio Communications, and ARCIA, who administer the awards.

ARCIA is still taking nomination for one more scholarships for the 2010-11 financial year. Please nominate your trainees and apprentices for the award by contacting