North Coast and Mid North Coast Region

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2022 North Coast & Mid North Coast Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Deleila Roberts
Qualification: Certificiate IV in Work Health and Safety
Trained by: Global Training Institute Pty Ltd
Employed by: Ngambaga Bindarry Girrwaa Community Services

Apprentice of the Year

Jonathon O’Connor
Qualification: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Yamba Shores Tavern

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Sophie-Rose Hastie
Qualification: Certificate II in Business
School: Uralla Central School
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: St Mary's Catholic College Casino

Trainee of the Year

Charlie Grimshaw
Qualification: Certificate III in Business
Trained by: Australian College of Commerce & Management
Employed by: Byron Shire Council

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Matthew Booth
Qualification: Certificate II in Business
School: Newman Senior Technical College
Trained by: Dioceses of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Sophie Base
Employed by: Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited

Vocational Student of the Year

Sara Morgan
Qualification: Certificate III in Captive Animals
Trained by: TAFE NSW

About the committee

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and medium employers.

The North Coast regional presentation celebrates the quality that the VET sector generates from Taree in the south to Tweed Heads in the north.

The evening provides a fantastic opportunity to support local finalists, network with local businesses, training providers, departmental staff and senior government representatives. Businesses and training organisations will be showcasing individuals who have strived to achieve excellence in their vocation and industry. Regional award winners may have the opportunity to represent the North Coast at the State Awards and ultimately, the National Training Awards.

This year, the regional awards ceremony will recognise excellence in the following categories.

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • VET in Schools Student of the Year
  • North Coast Achievement Award
  • Achievement Award and Adam Hollis Memorial Award

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2312
  • 2426-2456
  • 2460-2474
  • 2476-2490
  • 2898-2899

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Committee members

Name Organisation

Ingrid Johansen – President

Connect Northern Rivers

Theo Scholl – Treasurer

Service NSW – 2020 North Coast SBAT Winner -Ambassador

Corinne Milgate – Secretary

Training Services NSW

Lani Pardon – Public Officer

Training Services NSW

Dain Churchill

Training Services NSW

Lucy Du Frocq

Training Services NSW

Toni Bellos

Department of Education

Sue Miller

Lismore City Council

Glenn Jeffery

Department of Education - The Rivers Secondary College

Sally Ford

Department of Education - The Rivers Secondary College

Jordon Peterson

2020 North Coast Apprentice of the Year Winner - Ambassador

Jono Frost

2020 North Coast Vocational Student of the Year Winner - Ambassador

Peta Brown

Connect Northern Rivers

Janelle Morrissey

TAFE NSW

Kain McGarry

Tursa

Chelsea McInnes

2021 NSW School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Winner – Ambassador

Our sponsors

  • ETC
  • Verto
  • Apprenticeship Support Australia
  • Ballina Shire Council
  • Connect Northern Rivers Inc
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Hunter Valley Training Company
  • ACE Community Colleges
  • TAFE NSW Smart Skilled & Hired – Youth Employment
  • CHS Training
  • Novaskill
  • Tursa

Contact details

For more information about the North Coast & Mid North Coast Regional Training Awards, please contact:
Corinne Milgate
Training Advisor
E: Corinne.milgate@det.nsw.edu.au
P: 0413 120 173

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