Tasmania’s highest achieving individuals and organisations in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector have been recognised at the 2018 Tasmanian Training Awards in Hobart.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to vocational training as it strengthens Tasmanian businesses and gives job-seekers the skills they need to find employment.
The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of apprentices, trainees, students, educators and businesses involved in VET and the diverse and rewarding careers and opportunities they present.
This year saw 79 finalists shortlisted from right across the state and from across all of our key industry sectors.
Harry Cuthbertson from Mount Hicks was recognised as Tasmania’s Apprentice of the Year. Harry recently completed his Certificate III in Commercial Cookery apprenticeship with Drysdale TasTAFE and is employed at The Chapel in Burnie.
The Small Employer of the Year award is Moonah small business CAJ Hair and Beauty Studio.
I congratulate all the award winners for their success and wish them good luck at the 2018 Australian Training Awards in Sydney in November.
The Tasmanian Training Awards are proudly presented by the Department of State Growth: Skills Tasmania with the support of industry and education and training partners.
For more information on the 2018 Tasmanian Training Awards go to www.skills.tas.gov.au.
*The full list of category winners follows.
Small Employer of the Year – sponsored by Business and Employment
CAJ Hair and Beauty Studio, Moonah
Employer of the Year – sponsored by TCCI
Vantage Group, Tasmania
Industry Collaboration Award – sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology
TasTAFE with DXC Technology Australia
Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Skills Tasmania
Industrylink Training, Hobart
VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year – sponsored by Australian Council for Private Education and Training
Virginia Ennals – TasTAFE
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by TasTAFE
Harry Cuthbertson – Cert III in Commercial Cookery, employed with The Chapel, Burnie
Trainee of the Year – sponsored by Federal Group
Elise Parker – Cert III in Business, employed with Work & Training at host employer Department of Health and Human Services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year – sponsored by TasTAFE
Lydia Scotney – Diploma of Nursing through TasTAFE
Vocational Student of the Year – sponsored by Rotary Club of Deloraine
Cassandra Brown – Diploma of Accounting through TasTAFE
School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year – sponsored by Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS)
Bronte Richardson – Cert III in Engineering-Technical through Hellyer College and TasTAFE
VET in Schools Student of the Year – sponsored by JobNet Tasmania
Ella De Cesare – Cert IV in Fitness through The Friends’ School and AIPT
Equity Employer of the Year – sponsored by Skills Tasmania
Vincent Industries, Wynyard
Equity Vocational Student of the Year – sponsored by Work & Training
Nyang Kon – training with TasTAFE
Equity Apprentice/Trainee of the Year – sponsored by Skills Tasmania
Hadi Rezaie – AFL SportsReady at host employer AFL Tasmania
Special award: Lance Barnard Memorial Award
Kaitlin Hawkins – AFL SportsReady at host employer St Paul’s Catholic School