Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the NSW Training Awards (Hunter), especially Madison Candy (pictured below) who took out Overall Apprentice of the Year 2020 – Hunter Region .
Forsythes Training was a platinum sponsor of the celebration of excellence in training apprentices and trainees. That included sponsoring the highly anticipated Apprentice of the Year Award.
The awards were announced via the NSW Training Facebook page on June 22 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Winners will compete at the NSW Training Awards.
The event used to be called the Hunter Region Apprenticeship and Traineeship Awards, and is organised by the Hunter Region Apprenticeship and Traineeship Advisory (HRATA) Committee. Forsythes Training Director, Julie Carroll, sits on the HRATA Executive.
Julie said the event was initially cancelled but organisers did a great job to enable the event to go ahead.
“It is important that we recognise the Hunter’s talented VET students, as well as the talented businesses/employers and the teachers/trainers behind those students,” Julie said.
“Forsythes Training has been a platinum sponsor of the awards for more than a decade,” she said.
School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Hannah Gunton
Vet In Schools Student of the Year Daniel Hunt
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Raymond Steadman
Vocational Student of the Year Billy McLoughlin
Higly Commended Trainee of the Year Sara Spokes
Overall Trainee of the Year Jarna Hedley
Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year Ryan Porter
Overall Apprentice of the Year Madison Candy
Phil Darby Award Cody Davies
Stan Rippon Award Joshua French
Women in Non TraditionalTrade/Vocation Award Katherine Jones
Business Administration Certificate III Jarna Hedley
Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III Jaymayah Waters
Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma
Engineering Technical Certificate III Katherine Jones
Financial Services Certificate III Hannah Wheeler
Hospitality Certificate IV Hannah Gleeson
Mining Surface Extraction Operations Certificate III Sara Spokes
Surface Preparation & Protective Coatings Certificate III Cody Davies
Aeroskills Mechanical Certificate IV Madison Candy
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate III Benjamin McEwan
Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Edward Langman
Automotive Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III Brody Thompson
Automotive Mobile Plant Technology Certificate III Harsha Bailey
Bricklaying Certificate III Shannon Davis
Carpentry Certificate III Levi Smith
Electrotechnology Certificate III Ryan Porter
Engineering Fabrication Trade Certificate III Nathan Rule
Engineering Mechanical Trade Certificate III Nicholas Martin
Hairdressing Certificate III Tegan Whitmore
Sports Turf Management Certificate III Danny Grant
HRATA is made up of stakeholders from the vocational education and training arena, supported by the Training Services NSW unit of the Department of Industry. Celebrating 69 years of operation, the committee is the longest standing of its kind in NSW. It is a conduit between industry and Government on all VET issues.
This year, the NSW Training Awards celebrated 65 years of outstanding achievements in vocational education and training. The event honours apprentices, trainees and students as well as teachers, training providers and employers.