The annual Western Australian Training Awards will go ahead in 2020!

The annual Western Australian Training Awards will go ahead in 2020, following the State's staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced today that applications for the WA Training Awards would open tomorrow, July 1, with the State's top apprentices, trainees and students encouraged to apply. 

Individual winners will receive $3,000 in cash and may be eligible to compete against the nation's best at the Australian Training Awards in November.

This year, winners will be recognised across five individual categories. These are: WA Apprentice of the Year; WA School-based Apprentice of the Year; WA Trainee of the Year; WA Vocational Student of the Year; and WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Applications close August 14 and winners will be announced in October.

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"The WA Training Awards are the State's premier training award program, showcasing excellence and putting our best talent in the spotlight." said the Minister. "With vocational education and training playing a vital role in the rebuilding of Western Australia's economy, there is no better time to recognise our best students. I strongly encourage all apprentices, trainees and vocational students to apply for the Awards - now is the time to showcase your individual talent and set the benchmark for the future of WA."