Delivering skills to Hunter Region

HRATA Overall Trainee of the Year winner Reece Arday with employers from Port Stephens Council.TAFE NSW is a proud platinum sponsor of the Hunter Region Apprenticeship and Traineeship Awards, which were held at NEX –Wests on Friday, June 16.
Nanjing Night Net

Numerous TAFE NSW students took out HRATA Awards on the night,including Overall Trainee winner Reece Arday, who is employed by Port Stephens Council.

“A qualified carpenter by trade, Reece felt there was something he was more suited towards within his reach,” an awards spokesperson said on the night by way on introduction.

“His goal was to work in information technology.

“He showed incredible determination when he decided to make the change and undertake the traineeship.

“His leap of faith has paid off and he is thriving in his new position where he is responsible for providing support in the business environment.”

Other TAFE NSW major category winners included:

Molly Miller – NSW Excellence in Non-Traditional Trade or Vocation for A Female – Employed by AGL Macquarie

Jackson Harvey – School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year – Employed by Hunter New England Health.

Joshua Terras – NSW Excellence Top in Auto Trade Skills – Employed by Komatsu Australia

Skills are embedded in every facet of the workplace and offer many diverse and fulfilling career paths for people that choose to pursue vocational education and training.

As you look around, you can see how important skills developed through vocational education are to the prosperity of the Hunter’s economy.

Skilled workers are building roads and houses, they are running businesses, serving you at your favourite café, and supporting the technology to run smart innovative organisations.

As Australia largest training provider, TAFE NSW has a significant role in delivering skills training to support the career goals of more than 500,000 students each year.

TAFE NSW would like to wish award winners all the best for their future careers ahead. Be ambitious!

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