There is still time for Western Australian students, trainees, apprentices, trainers, and organisations to put their accomplishments in the spotlight as part of the WA Training Awards 2017.
The 2016 WA Apprentice of the Year Brendan Carlson discovered that winning the award opened up opportunities to advance his career.
Brendan worked in the Australian Defence Force for six years before completing an electrical/instrumentation apprenticeship with Chevron, as part of his transition back into civilian life.
Award winners will be announced in September 2017 and each winner will receive $5,000 in cash or prizes.
Winners may also be eligible to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards later in 2017.
Applications for the WA Training Awards 2017 close at 5pm on Friday, May 5 2017.
For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/trainingawards or telephone 6551 5608.
“The annual awards are an ideal opportunity to celebrate and honour the achievements of some of the outstanding performers from vocational education and training in the State,” said Western Australian Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
“In addition to officially recognising training success, the awards are also a springboard for finalists and winners to build on their notable achievements, and raise their profile in their chosen careers.
“A key focus of this government is jobs, which requires a strong, industry-driven training sector that can drive economic development.
“Success stories such as 2016’s Apprentice of the Year show how a robust training sector attracts students and allows them to move in and around the labour market.”