22 April 2010
Tseada wins ABC technology scholarship
Tseada Zekarias receives the scholarship from Victorian ABC State Director, Victoria Randal Mathieson (left), and ABC Manager of Technical Services Victoria Donato Morganella. Image courtesy of the ABC.
School of Engineering TAFE student Tseada Zekarias has been awarded the first 2009 ABC Women in Broadcast Technology Scholarship.
The ABC provides up to eight scholarships each year, awarded to women undertaking a technical discipline at a TAFE institution and committed to a career in broadcasting.
The scholarship included four weeks’ paid on-the-job training in the technical areas of the ABC and a $1,000 book allowance.
Ms Zekarias is in the final year of her Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering at RMIT University, for which she has obtained first class results.
Her strongest subjects are programming and circuit design, though she is interested in branching into an electronics specific course such as the diploma in electronics or a degree in electrical engineering.
Ms Zekarias has already completed her four weeks’ paid training. “It was a great privilege to work for such a prestigious and big Australian organisation.
“I was able to work at different sites at the ABC and it was very exciting to work in that environment and be in touch with the technology and the organisation.”
The Women in Broadcast Technology Scholarship was originally known as the Women in Engineering scholarship but changed its name to better represent the broadcasting element of the awards.
The awards support the ABC’s ongoing national initiative to increase the representation of women in technical roles.