Hunter & Central Coast Region

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2021 Hunter and Central Coast Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Shaiessa Dixon
VET Course: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: International Child Care College Pty Ltd
Employed by: Little Treasures Childcare

Apprentice of the Year

Ashley Link
VET Course: Certificate III in Electronics and Communications
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Tefol Pty LTD

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Vanessa Grimmond
VET Course: Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Trained by: Hunter Trade College
School: Hunter Trade College
Employed by: Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited

Trainee of the Year

Matia Bowen
VET Course: Certificate III in Administration Health
Trained by: Aspire Training & Development Pty Ltd
Employed by: Aspire Training & Development Pty Ltd

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Laura Hyslop
VET Course: Certificate II in Hospitality – Food and Beverage
Trained by: Charlton Christian College
School: Charlton Christian College

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Erin Jacob
VET Course: Horticulture
Employed by: Central Coast Community College

Vocational Student of the Year

Summa-Lea Fennell
VET Course: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Trained by: International Child Care College Pty Ltd
Employed by: Bolton Point Child Care Centre

About the committee

This is a combined committee representing the Upper Hunter, Hunter, Great Lakes and Central Coast regions.

The committee is made up of key stakeholders from within the vocational education and training arena, including but not limited to; Group Training Companies, Registered Training Organisations, Employers, Employer Associations, School to Work transition providers, Schools, Training Services NSW and the NSW Department of Education.

The committee aims to;

Promote the NSW Training Awards through a Hunter Central Coast regional training awards event including:

  • An event launch
  • Processing and culling nominations, interviews, feedback
  • Personal development (preparation for State Awards)
  • The awards event
  • Awards event review and implementation of continuous improvement

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2250-2311
  • 2313-2339
  • 2415-2425

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Committee members

Name Organisation

Stan Rippon


Theodore McElhenny

Sarina Russo Apprenticeship Centre

Libby Ford

Hunter Valley Training Company

Nikola Vercoe

Novaskill

Ann McClintock


Veronica Maher

KFC

Liana Nadalin

Department of Education – Training Services NSW

Belinda Cooper

Department of Education – Training Services NSW

Contact details

For more information about the Hunter & Central Coast Regional Training Awards, please contact:
Stan Rippon
E: stanrip@gmail.com
M: 0413 708 203

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