Applications are now open for the WA Training Awards 2022; which recognise the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations. Now in its 28th year, the Awards provide an opportunity for the vocational education and training (VET) sector to showcase excellence and reward best practice, while putting the State’s best achievers in the spotlight.
If you’re an apprentice, trainee or vocational student, the WA Training Awards can open doors to new career opportunities and highlight your skills and achievements. For organisations, the Awards are an opportunity to be recognised as an industry leader and provide a platform to network with other businesses and training providers in WA and around Australia.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery is encouraging eligible individuals and organisations to apply, with applications opening on Tuesday 1 March, and closing at 5:00 pm on Friday 29 April 2022.
"Vocational education and training plays a vital role in Western Australia's economy, so it's important that we celebrate its high achievers.” the Minister says. “The WA Training Awards are the State's premier training awards, they showcase excellence and put our best VET talent in the spotlight.”
In 2022, there are eight individual and five organisational categories.
- WA Apprentice of the Year
- WA Trainee of the Year
- WA Vocational Student of the Year
- WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
- WA School-based Apprentice of the Year
- WA Trainer of the Year
- WA Cultural Diversity Training Award
- WA International Student of the Year
- WA Small Employer of the Year
- WA Large Employer of the Year
- WA Industry Collaboration Award
- WA Small Training Provider of the Year
- WA Large Training Provider of the Year
As well as the recognition these respected Awards bring, individual category winners will receive $3,000 which they may use to further their training or kickstart their career, while organisation winners will be recognised as industry leaders.
Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony in September and may go on to represent WA at the Australian Training Awards in November, like last year's Trainer of the Year Maryke Gray and Vocational Student of the Year Zoe Tucker.
Both Maryke and Zoe were named runners-up in their respective categories at the peak national awards and encourage people of all ages to celebrate their success by applying for the WA Training Awards.