Training Awards Ambassadors promote VET pathways to students, parent and local communities

Training Award Ambassadors, and winners and finalists of the NSW Training Awards, will highlight the opportunities, pathways and benefits offered by VET pathways.


Meet our EPPP Ambassadors


These four Ambassadors will share their personal journey and insights, lending their story to inspire other young people to achieve their goals.


Liam Muldoon

2017 NSW Training Awards Vocational Student of the Year and EPPP Ambassador

“When I come up against a barrier in my career, VET helps me overcome it. Challenges such as advances in technology or COVID-19 push me to improve and change. I'm still gainfully employed because VET has set me on a very successful career path.”

Liam’s VET journey has seen him go from being a mentor during his first automotive apprenticeship to now teaching the rising stars of the automotive trades at TAFE NSW. Liam currently works for Lismore City Council as a heavy diesel mechanic and, with three trades under his belt, he boasts a unique and highly transferable skillset.

Find out how you can Go.Forward with VET like Liam.

Liam Muldoon digging for gold with VET

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Arcadia Meldrum

2019 NSW Training Awards School Based Trainee of the Year and EPPP Ambassador

“VET gave me a voice and confidence in my abilities. The quality of my training and the opportunities I received were outstanding. I achieved more than I ever thought possible. VET has set me up for success after school.”

Going forward comes naturally to Arcadia Meldrum. She combined her school-based apprenticeship in Tourism with her HSC studies and work experience at Rydges Hotels, gaining valuable industry experience and employability skills along the way. Arcadia has now transferred these skills into further VET studies, completing a Certificate III in Sport Life Recreation as she pursues her dream of becoming a sports teacher.

Find out how you can Go.Forward with VET like Arcadia.

Arcadia Meldrum taking the guesswork out of her future through VET

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Rose Cox

2017 NSW Training Awards VET in Schools Student of the Year and EPPP Ambassador

“VET is an exciting, enjoyable and effective way to learn. Because of VET, I graduated high school with confidence and impressive employability skills. VET was transformative for me.”

Rose embarked on her VET pathway in high school, completing a Certificate II in Hospitality – Kitchen Operations, and gaining real-life industry experience through work placements withat Novotel Hotels. Rose’s pathway has opened doors and propelled her forward to some incredible opportunities.

Find out how you can Go.Forward with VET like Rose.

Rose Cox drawing on VET and her life experiences to help shape the lives of others

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Mark Doughty

2017 NSW Training Awards School Based Apprentice of the Year and EPPP Ambassador

“It’s all about school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. You graduate with real-life experience, a great CV, HSC, and the first year of your apprenticeship done and dusted.”

At the age of 14, Mark was running his own lawn mowing business. It was no surprise that his passion for landscape gardening led him to a school-based apprenticeship, completing his Certificate III in Horticulture – Parks and Gardens. Fast forward to today and Mark has completed further VET studies, earning and learning while he builds his skills, his salary, and his future.

Find out how you can Go.Forward with VET like Mark.

Mark Doughty paving the way for his business ownership dreams through VET

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