Huge Number of NT Finalists in Australian Training Awards

NT Government

Nine of the Territory’s top trainees, apprentices, trainers and training providers are proudly representing the NT at the 2020 Australian Training Awards tonight.

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector is crucial to the Territory’s economy, creating more jobs and supporting Territorians to obtain the skills they need.

The Territory has nine skills and training ambassadors, comprising of seven individual and two organisation finalists.

The Northern Territory finalists for an individual award are:

  • Australian School Based Apprentice of the year – Katlyn Craig
  • Vocational Student of the Year – Darren Braun
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the year – Dale Dhamarrandji
  • Trainee of the Year – Jaylie Maddaford
  • Australian Apprentice of the Year – Andrew Creber
  • VET/Teacher Trainer of the Year – Brendan Flynn
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award – Rachael Leigh Taylor

The two Northern Territory category finalists are:

  • Small Training Provider – Karen Sheldon Training
  • Industry Collaboration Award – Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and Australian Defence Force.

The 2020 Australian Training Awards will be held online. The nine Northern Territory finalist, their families, friends and sponsors will celebrate together at a viewing party at the Darwin Botanical Gardens.

As stated by Minister Paul Kirby – Minister for Jobs and Training

“Congratulations to all Territory finalists for their achievements and contribution to training and education in the Northern Territory.”

“Our VET sector is thriving and the Territory Labor Government is investing $93 million into our VET sector through our Skilling the Territory Investment Plan.

“The Territory can be Australia’s comeback capital and we want Territorians to be able to reskill, upskill and fill jobs.”

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