WSET LAUNCHED BURSARY FUND TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED ASIA PACIFIC STUDENTS
By Siulan Law Mathews DipWSET
Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Asia Pacific Ltd today launched a bursary fund to support at least 200 disadvantaged students from the Asia Pacific region every year whose financial situation would not allow them to take WSET courses.
Set up in collaboration with companies, organisations and individual philanthropists in the region, the fund will enable recipients to take the Level 1-3 WSET courses that best meet their needs.
Named WSET Asia Pacific Student Bursary Fund, the fund will initially help a minimum of 200 students a year, WSET is working to expand the fund to support more students with additional partners.
WSET said in a statement released today that the number of people helped by the fund will be in direct relation to the amount of donations received.
The bursary fund will cover a fixed financial contribution towards the cost of taking a WSET course. Recipients will be able to study with a local WSET course provider of their choice.
Bursaries are open to potential students from the Asia Pacific region who have met legal drinking age, can demonstrate their need for training and provide evidence of financial hardship or other disadvantage.
Further details and application forms are available from https://discover.wsetglobal.com/apac-bursary-en/ , or through email at APACBursary@wsetglobal.com.
"Our mission as a business is to provide education and training to inspire and empower people who work in or would like to work in the global drinks industry. Our new student bursary fund will help us to fulfil this mission by providing wider access to our qualifications for students in the Asia Pacific region in these challenging times and beyond, ” said Jude Mullins, Managing Director of WSET Asia Pacific.
“Asia Pacific is one of WSET’s most important markets with over 33,000 candidates in the last full academic year and more than 150 course providers. Many members of the Asia Pacific drinks industry are already part of the global WSET family of students and educators. This initiative forms part of our global strategy to help to make the drinks industry more inclusive by giving wider access to our qualifications in every market,” added Ian Harris, CEO of WSET.
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