Western NSW students shine at NSW Training Awards

The region’s most outstanding apprentices, trainees, students and teachers were recognised today at the Western NSW 2022 NSW Training Awards.

Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said Mudgee local Shane Martin took out the Apprentice of the Year at the regional ceremony held in Mudgee yesterday.

“Shane’s enthusiasm and commitment to learn his trade and his outstanding work ethic saw him selected as the Skillset Gordon Hawkes Apprentice of the Year in 2021 from a field of more than 200 apprentices,” Mr Saunders said.

“Through his VET course Shane has learnt the skills and knowledge needed to work in the mining industry in Australia and overseas, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved honour.”

The NSW Training Awards are held annually to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the enormous breadth of talent amongst this year’s finalists and winners demonstrates the opportunities available for rewarding careers available through vocational education and training.

“Vocational education and training delivers real life skills for people to help them get the jobs they want and it’s great to see so many passionate and enthusiastic young people receiving awards locally,” Mr Henskens said.

“The NSW Government is delivering a range of fee-free and low-fee training to help people get a first job, a new job or a better job, and these awards are a great way to highlight the career opportunities that are available right here in NSW.” 

For more information, visit https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/training_awards.

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