The finalists have now been formally announced for the 2017 SA Training Awards and the Catholic sector has finalists in three categories.
The awards celebrate exceptional achievement within our State’s vocational education and training sector. They acknowledge individuals and organisations that excel in training and the delivery of training.
Our three finalists are:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award - finalist
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
Trained and Employed by MTC Training
Jye Thomson is an Aboriginal student from the Kamilaroi people, who come from the area that extends from northern New South Wales to the south west of Queensland. Jye has had a lifelong interest in electrical circuits and how they work, which led him to study a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) at Marcellin Technical College.
School-based Apprentice of the Year Award - finalist
Madison ter Bogt
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Attends St Patrick’s Technical College
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Salty Pork Fino Seppeltsfield Pty Ltd
Madison ter Bogt is undertaking a school-based apprenticeship as a chef at Fino Seppeltsfield while studying year 12 at St Patrick's Technical College. While she hadn’t originally imagined herself becoming a chef, a mix of her past experiences, desire to travel and love for food triggered the idea to pursue this path. Madison is grateful for the opportunity to begin her career while completing her schooling, and she is excited to travel and work at the same time once she has finished her apprenticeship.
Small Training Provider of the Year - finalist
MTC Training is our Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This is a very big achievement for the staff and students at MTC.
Winners will be announced at a presentation dinner on September 1 2017.
More details are on the Training and Skills Commission website www.tasc.sa.gov.au/SA-Training-Awards/Finalists