Learn more about our representatives at the Training Awards
Posted on 27/09/19 in
It’s been a big month for the Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) team, with the Training Awards taking place in NSW, QLD and ACT to recognise and reward the success of individuals and organisations across the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
ASA has been a major sponsor of the NSW Training Awards for close to 20 years, sponsoring many categories during our association with the Awards as a way to give back to the skills sector that we’re so passionate about. We’re extremely proud that this year, we sponsored the Women in Non-Traditional Trade award, which draws attention to the skills and capabilities of some of the outstanding nominees in the field.
It was wonderful to present the award to ASA apprentice Karyn Downs, who was named as winner of the category – a well-deserved recognition for someone who is the only woman in her apprentice cohort, and has been a fantastic ambassador and mentor for women in trades.
We are also delighted to celebrate ASA apprentice Nelson Florimo, who won the coveted Apprentice of the Year award. His employer, North Construction & Building Pty Ltd, was also last year’s Employer of the year, so it really is fantastic to see our ASA clients building strong programs that are paying off with recognition for their apprentices too. Congratulations to ASA's Industry Training Consultant, Michael Brolly, who’s been working with North Constructions to develop their program.
There is often a story behind the journey of our Apprentices, and why they have decided to consider an ‘earn and learn’ career pathway. The life that Aman Meles experienced prior to beginning his Community Services studies was the greatest influence on his desire to support the youth within his community.
Apprenticeship Support Australia is proud to have played a role in supporting Aman on his journey to ensure the youth within our communities do not become disengaged, and offer our congratulations for his dual recognition as Trainee of the Year and Equity VET Student of the Year.
In the ACT, Amelia Gulliford took home the ACT Trainee of the Year award as she works towards her Certificate III in Business Administration.
Amongst a host of individuals and organisations all demonstrating outstanding commitment, innovation and achievements in the ACT VET sector, Amelia was “delighted to know my hard work has paid off and look forward to all the opportunities this award will bring.”
These opportunities for all of the state winners include the chance to claim national awards, at the Australian Training Awards to be held in Brisbane on 21 November 2019. Best of luck to all the finalists!