Celebrating excellence in vocational education and training.
Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery MLC announced the five winners from the WA Training Awards 2020 at an intimate event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last night.
Winners from this year’s awards, who succeeded despite highly unusual circumstances and changes to workplaces and training delivery, received $3,000. This year, winners were recognised across five individual categories 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 of the Year.
The winners will now be put forward to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards which will be a virtual celebration on 20 November 2020.
The State’s premier training award program is possible thanks to continuing support from the State Training Board Apprenticeship Support Australia, AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services, College of Electrical Training, Crown Perth, The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, MEGT, Roy Hill, StudyPerth and the Training Accreditation Council.
“The stories from this year’s WA Training Awards highlight that the benefit of a VET pathway is far greater than just gaining a qualification." the Minister said. “With VET playing a vital role in rebuilding of Western Australia’s economy, the overall community benefit is significant and should be celebrated. I congratulate this year’s winners for their efforts and contributions. They are fine ambassadors for Western Australia’s training system."