A new scholarship program launched today will lead to greater career opportunities for people who are on the Autism spectrum.
Up to five training scholarships to the value of $5,000 each will be awarded to people who are on the Autism spectrum to study in the field of information technology.
The scholarship program is a collaboration between the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance, based at Curtin University, South Metropolitan TAFE, Autism Association of Western Australia and the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
Scholarships will cover the cost of student fees for Certificate IV and Diploma level courses in information technology, programming or software development.
Applications will be open until October 14, 2016 and successful recipients will be notified in November.