West Australians vie to be nation's best

Date: 06 November 2015

WA finalists to vie for honours in national training awards
Winners will be announced in Hobart on November 19

A talented team of finalists from Western Australia will represent the State in this year's Australian Training Awards.


Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said six individuals and four organisations were at the top of their respective fields.


"Each individual and organisation was chosen to represent WA because of the dedication they have shown, whether it's learning the ropes as an apprentice or leading the way in training delivery," Mrs Harvey said.


"They have all worked hard to reach this level of success and should be proud of their achievements.


"Finalists are also in a unique position of being able to actively demonstrate what can be accomplished through a skills-based career, becoming role models to apprentices and trainees from all over Australia."


Winners of this year's awards will be announced in Hobart on November 19, 2015.


Individual finalists include Thalia Wilkinson (Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award); Katherine Haag (Vocational Student of the Year Award); Kahli King Elliott (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award); Sandra Van Der Gaag (Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award); Jared Stone (Australia Apprentice of the Year Award); and Danni Grundy (VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award).


The annual event has recognised excellence in training on a national scale since 1994.  During this time, more than 30 individuals and organisations from WA have been named Australia's finest.


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