Western NSW Region

The NSW Training Awards are celebrated throughout the state by 9 regional programs. View other regions.

2021 Western NSW Region Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Winona Gray Levett
VET Course: Certificate III in Community Services
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Skillset

Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Drady
VET Course: Certificate III in Carpentry
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Bogan Shire Council

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Sophie Burgoyne
VET Course: Certificate III in Business Administration
School: St Matthews Catholic School Mudgee
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: SUJU Computing Services

Trainee of the Year

James White
VET Course: Certificate III in Agriculture
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Gullendah Pastoral Co.

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Ayla Bird
VET Course: Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
School: James Sheahan Catholic High School Orange
Trained by: Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst

Vocational Student of the Year

Rhiannan McDonald
VET Course: Certificate III in Individual Support
Trained by: TAFE NSW

About the Committee

The Western NSW Skills Development Hub Inc was formed to reward and promote vocational education and training excellence in the Western NSW Region. The Western NSW region covers a large area from Lightening Ridge in the north, to West Wyalong in the south, Lithgow in the east and Broken Hill in the west. The Western NSW Skills Development Hub Inc comprises key stakeholders from within vocational education and training and business arena.

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2386-2387
  • 2671-2672
  • 2721
  • 2787-2800
  • 2804-2806
  • 2808-2880

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Committee members

Name Organisation

Kaye Stevenson

Department of Education -Training Services NSW

Leanne McKenzie

Department of Education -Training Services NSW

Lara Cotter

Department of Education -Training Services NSW

Judy Doulman

Sureway

Amanda Ferguson

Skillset

Darren Foster

Verto

Troy Kelly

NSW Department of Education

Sheree Richards

TAFE

Karen Gerke

OCTEC

Haylie Howarth

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Contact details

For more information about the Western NSW Regional Training Awards, please contact:
Kaye Stevenson
E: kaye.stevenson@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0407 320 452

Emily Vardanega
E: emily.vardanega@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0467 828 284

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