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2018 SA Training Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 SA Training Awards winners listed below.

Individual Awards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission

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Lachlan Stone

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by Stone Environmental (self-employed)

Now running a successful business, Lachlan’s study at TAFE SA made a huge impact on his life. Encouraged by his uncle at 16 years old, Lachlan started at TAFE and couldn’t believe how quickly he was able to pick up new practical, useful, and interesting information. Lachlan then started working in the resource management industry, but realising he needed further knowledge, returned again to TAFE to study a Certificate III, which co-ordinated with the work he was doing, so it was practical and useful. In the future, Lachlan plans to continue learning by completing a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.

Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by Apprenticeship Support

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Jarrod Morton

Certificate III Electrotechnology – Electrician
Trained by PEER
Employed by PEER

Completing an electrical apprenticeship with PEER, Jarrod’s host employer is a contractor in the industrial electrical field carrying out automation, power and control installations and maintenance. Starting his journey at St. Patrick’s Technical College, Jarrod studied applied engineering and developed a passion for the electrical field through successful work placements during Year 11. Jarrod now aims to learn as much as he possibly can about the electrical industry, and hopes to one day become an electrical engineer.

School-based Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by DECD - Trade School for the Future

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Shanna-Lee Locker

Certificate III in Hairdressing
Attends Attends Mount Gambier High School
Trained by Trained by TAFE SA
Employed by James Gray Salon

After completing a Certificate II in Salon Assistant in 2017, Shanna-Lee gained part-time employment at James Gray Salon followed by an offer to undertake a school based apprenticeship, studying Certificate III in Hairdressing through TAFE SA. Shanna-Lee demonstrates excellent time management skills, successfully balancing her apprenticeship, TAFE and Year 12 studies, as well as taking on various leadership roles at school and in the community. She also keeps up-to-date with industry trends, actively engaging in opportunities for new learning in her chosen field. She was also asked to speak at the 2018 Career Expo.

Trainee of the Year Award

Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission

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Kirsty Potter

Certificate IV Telecommunications Engineering Technology 
Trained by Comtech Training
Employed by Programmed

Kirsty never would have thought she would end up working within the biggest telecommunication company in Australia, but is now a radio designer in the access and facility network engineering team at Telstra. Previously studying and working within different industries, a traineeship was the perfect opportunity for Kirsty to expand her knowledge, skills and career prospects without committing to a full-time university degree. She is excited to continue in the industry to see how technology evolves in the future.

Vocational Student of the Year Award

Sponsored by News Corp

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Sarah Twyford

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Trained by TAFE SA
Self employed
Inspired after taking a short course, Sarah Twyford made an unconventional career change from pharmacist to fashion designer, studying an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at TAFE SA. Intrigued by the hands-on learning environment, Sarah studied the skills required to design, draft and manufacture her own garments. Encouraged by her lecturers, she entered emerging designer competitions while studying, with her designs worn on the runway at the Adelaide Fashion Festival and interstate. Her creative use of design at the Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards won her the opportunity to study fashion in Milan, and she is currently developing her own Australian-based label that she hopes to launch at the end of 2018.

VET Trainer or Teacher of the Year Award

Sponsored by Training and Skills Commission

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Darren Quinn

Employed by Commercial Motor Industries (CMI) Toyota Adelaide


Currently employed as the Training and Development Manager at CMI Toyota, a division of the Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Group, Darren is a passionate automotive trainer. After spending seven years as a technical trainer and training curriculum developer for GM Holden, Darren took on his current role in August 2017. Drawing on his previous experiences to support the development of 45 trainee and apprentices currently employed in the CMV Group’s light vehicle dealerships, Darren’s aim is to improve the quality of training available for all learners to access.he hopes to launch at the end of 2018.

Organisation Awards

Industry Collaboration Award

Sponsored by Industry Capability Network (ICN SA)

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  • Name of Collaboration: The U-Turn Construction Pathways Program
    (Mossop Construction + Interiors, South Australian Department for Correctional Services, Totalspace Design, TAFE SA)

 

Large Employer of the Year

Sponsored by TAFE SA

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  • Lendlease Engineering Pty Limited

 

Medium Employer of the Year

Sponsored by MEGT (Australia) Ltd

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  • Wickham Flower

 

Small Employer of the Year

Sponsored by MAS National

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  • SMS Geotechnical

Training Provider of the Year

Sponsored by MAS National

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  • PEER