Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Search for WA’s top achievers in the training sector gets underway

    10/02/2020 9:05 AM
    • Entries open for the 2020 WA Training Awards
    • New Lifetime Achievement category introduced
    • $3,000 cash prize for winners to kick-start their careers

    The stars of Western Australia's training sector can now enter the 2020 WA Training Awards.


    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery is encouraging the State's top apprentices, trainees, employers and training organisations to apply.


    Award winners will be announced in September at the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner, the sector's night of nights.


    Individual winners will receive $3,000 in cash and may also be eligible to compete against the nation's finest at the Australian Training Awards later in the year.


    Winners will be recognised across 14 categories - nine individual and five organisational - with applications closing on May 1, 2020.


    For 2019 WA Training Awards Trainee of the Year Rebecca Hudson, 43, the awards opened up a world of new opportunities.


    The former Dalyellup local transitioned from a career in human resources to becoming a crane operator after completing a Certificate III in Mobile Crane Operations. She has since secured an exciting new position as a Lifting Technician for BHP in the Pilbara.


    Rebecca is also a WA Training Awards Ambassador and encourages people of all ages to celebrate their training achievements by applying for the awards.


    For more information about the WA Training Awards and to apply, visit https://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/watrainingawards


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "The WA Training Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on the many wonderful accomplishments in vocational education and training in this State. I encourage our top achievers to get their entries in early.


    "A strong, industry driven training sector provides opportunities for people to change their lives and helps ensure WA has the skilled workforce it needs to fill the jobs of the future.


    "Western Australia's training system is one of the best in the world and success stories such as last year's Trainee of the Year Rebecca Hudson highlight that a vocational training pathway leads directly to jobs."


    Minister's office - 6552 5700