WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists
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WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

WA Training Awards 2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 16 finalists across five categories in the 2020 WA Training Awards.

The WA Training Awards are WA’s premier vocational education and training awards program. By putting the VET sector in the spotlight, the Awards highlight the opportunities available to people to upskill or retrain, ensuring they can adapt to a changing economy, workplaces and jobs.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development and WA State Training Board would like to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

WA Trainee of the Year 2020 finalists

Audrey Wong (Perth)
A decision to change careers in 2015 led to Audrey relocating to WA to complete a self-funded Certificate II in Process Plant Operations at the Australian Centre for Energy Process Training (ACEPT) through South Metropolitan TAFE. As a volunteer firefighter, Audrey has always been happier with a hands-on approach, and after meeting a female production technician who inspired her, she gave up her studies in architecture and made the leap to a new career pathway. Audrey thinks one of the most valuable things she has learned is how a team can work together and achieve success.

Cheyne Pearce (Ardross)
Cheyne chose to study a Certificate IV in Horticulture at North Metropolitan TAFE in order to fulfil his passion to make a positive difference to our environment. His hard work and resolve eventually paid off with the offer of a dream job as a trainee at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens. Cheyne loves the variety in the work – from liaising with clients, designing gardens, and calculating costings, to report writing and computer skills. He has found that as his training has progressed, so too has his appetite for knowledge and experience.

Cassandra Rowan (Geraldton)
Leaving school at 15, Cassandra knew she had to jump straight into the workforce and build herself a career she would enjoy. Despite some early setbacks, she pursued her interests by completing a Certificate III in Resource Processing at Central Regional TAFE, bettering her skills so she was well equipped to face new challenges. As a plant operator at Iluka Resources’ Narngulu site, she used her drive to expand her knowledge, reputation and excellence to progress quickly and received a recognition award for her initiative, problem solving and teamwork. She later went on to win Central Regional TAFE’s Trainee of the Year 2019 for the Midwest and Gascoyne.

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