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2017 SA Training Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 SA Training Awards winners listed below.

Individual Awards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by SA Unions

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Angelina Odevilas

Certificate III Data and Voice Communications
Trained by Apex communications
Employed by ATEC

A former factory worker at Holden, Angelina Odevilas knew she was on limited time before she lost her job. Through study and hard work, she was able to secure an adult apprenticeship and is now a fourth-year data and voice apprentice with ATEC Group Training. Angelina’s goals for the future are to buy her first home and do some travelling.

Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support

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Laura Pivovaroff

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Wishart Jewellers

Laura Pivovaroff works at Wishart Jewellers after completing an apprenticeship as a manufacturing jeweller. Inspired by her love for the jewellery industry, she has since expanded her knowledge by completing a Diploma in Gemology and became a national award winner. Through her work experience, she has found her perfect balance of creative and tactile skills through jewellery manufacture. Laura credits her apprenticeship with helping her to secure her career, and she plans to explore as many facets of the jewellery industry as she can, and to produce high quality jewellery to be cherished for generations to come.

School-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by DECD - Trade School for the Future

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Max Miegel

Certificate III in Agriculture
Attends Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Trained by Regional Skills Training
Employed by IL & JA Mueller

At 17 years old, Max Miegel is living his dream to pursue what he loves and follow an agricultural pathway. He attends Urrbrae Agricultural High School and is completing an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship in Agriculture while working on a dairy farm. Max enjoys hands-on learning and is grateful for the career opportunities his apprenticeship has provided him with. He has a driving passion for farming, and plans to continue his learning and eventually start his own farm.

Trainee of the Year Award

Sponsored by NewsCorp

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Sandy Beaton

Certificate lll in Business Administration
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Rural City of Murray Bridge
Group Training Organisation: Murraylands Training & Employment Association of SA Inc.

Sandy Beaton has completed a Certificate III in Business Administration and is now undertaking her Certificate IV. During her traineeship with the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Sandy has demonstrated exceptional organisational and communication skills while working across a variety of departments, with a focus on volunteer management. Sandy plans to go on to study at university and pursue a career in business. Having experienced mental health issues and living independently since she was 16, Sandy hopes to be a positive role model for other young people facing mental health issues.

VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year Award

Sponsored by Adelaide Casino

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Michael Jenkinson

Employed by Christies Beach High School

Michael Jenkinson’s lifelong love of nature and his passion for the environment and conservation issues led him to a career in education. He manages the science laboratories and runs a VET course in conservation and land management at Christies Beach High School. Michael is thrilled to be able to combine his twin passions for nature and education into a fulfilling career, and is committed to guiding the next generation to do their bit to save the planet.

Vocational Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by MEGT

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Rachelle Boyle

Advanced Diploma of Event Management
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by All Occasions Group

Rachelle Boyle has harnessed her creativity and organisational skills to pursue a career in event management. Rachelle's studies at TAFE SA took her to Melbourne to represent the state at AIME with the Convention Bureau. She was involved in managing a runway event for Adelaide Fashion Week and has interned for a number of organisations. Rachelle is employed by All Occasions Group and juggles work with study as she completes an Advanced Diploma of Event Management at TAFE SA.

Organisation Awards

Industry Collaboration Award

  • Name of Collaboration: Murraylands Food Alliance (MFA) Jobs 4 Murraylands
    Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Inc
    (Murraylands Food Alliance)

 

Small Training Provider of the Year

Sponsored by MAS National

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  • Flight Training Adelaide

 

Large Training Provider of the Year

Sponsored by MAS National

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  • TAFE SA

 

Medium Employer of the Year

Sponsored by TAFE SA

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  • Barry Maney Group

 

Large Employer of the Year

Sponsored by TAFE SA

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  • Treasury Wine Estates – Bilyara Packaging Centre

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