- Finalists represent Western Australia's best apprentices, trainees, students and trainers
- Awards program nurtures talent ensuring a strong industry
- Winners will represent WA in the Australian Training Awards later this year
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the 30 individual category finalists for the 2017 WA Training Awards.
The State's premier industry awards program recognises individual talent in the training sector.
WA Trainer of the Year 2017 finalist Jane Goodfellow's passion for training, inspired her to overcome complete and sudden hearing loss six years ago so she could continue to lecture in education support and early childhood.
Jane's extensive contributions to the industry includes developing an Associate Degree in Education and Auslan professional development courses to meet student and community needs.
Winners will be announced at a presentation dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 15, 2017.
The WA Training Awards are presented by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board. For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/trainingawards
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Some of our most promising apprentices, trainees, students and trainers, from across the State are finalists in this year's awards. This awards program opens doors and gives finalists opportunities to take their skills even further.
"The training sector is key to our economic future and plays a vital role in the State Government's Plan for Jobs.
"Our goal is to build a strong training sector to boost the economy and the WA Training Awards support this."
Minister's office - 6552 5700
This year's individual finalists are:
WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2017 sponsored by The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation
WA Apprentice of the Year 2017
WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 2017
WA International Student of the Year 2017 sponsored by the Department of Education
Rui Scheidt Feix
WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2017 sponsored by NECA WA
WA Trainee of the Year 2017
WA Trainer of the Year 2017 sponsored by Training Accreditation Council
WA Vocational Student of the Year 2017 sponsored by Crown Perth