Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Region

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2022 Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Kayla Jones
Qualification: Certificate III in Business
Trained by: Australian College of Commerce and Management Pty Ltd
Employed by: Workventures Ltd

Apprentice of the Year

Ashton Arnott-Webb
Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Endeavour Energy

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Lucinda Boreham
Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
School: Merriwa Central School
Trained by: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Employed by: Local Land Services

Trainee of the Year

Ammaleah Astruc
Qualification: Certificate III in Retail
Trained by: KFC
Employed by: KFC

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Holly Zaccaria
Qualification: Certificate II in Business
School: Catherine McAuley Westmead
Trained by: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Luke Smith
Employed by: Endeavour Energy

Vocational Student of the Year

Tionnie McCabe
Qualification: Certificate IV in Housing
Trained by: CHIA NSW

About the Committee

The Western Sydney Vocational Training Committee Inc.(WSVTC) is an association consisting of VET industry representatives including employers, government, education and Registered Training Organisations, with a common aim to promote apprenticeships and traineeships. Our aim is to enhance the standard of vocational skills in the Western Sydney region.

The WSVTC actively encourages the employment and training of apprentices and trainees amongst employers, both large and small. The Committee promotes vocational education to school leavers so they may consider taking up one of a multitude of apprenticeships and traineeships which are offered in a broad range of businesses.

Postcodes covered by this region include:

  • 2038-2041
  • 2045-2047
  • 2115-2118
  • 2123-2125
  • 2127-2128
  • 2137-2140
  • 2142
  • 2144-2158
  • 2160
  • 2745-2751
  • 2753-2786

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Committee members

NAME Role Organisation

David Kopycinski


Ascend Management

Kate Lovett

Vice President

H&H Accredited

Sameer Pandey


Capital Careers

Edwina Burge

Public Officer


Chad Burns



Di Groves

Executive Member

Astute Training

Sandy Causer

Committee Member

Health NSW

Kelly Neasy

Committee Member

Sarina Russo

Leon Drury

Committee Member


Joshua Holmes

Committee Member


Danielle Abraham

Committee Member


Chelsea Taylor

Committee Member


Troy Harris

Committee Member


Maria Mercado

Committee Member

ARC Group Training

Kim Barry

Committee Member


Our sponsors

The Western Sydney Vocational Training Committee Inc. greatly appreciates the support of its sponsors, without whom the Western Sydney Regional Awards Night would not be the successful event it is.

The committee welcomes the support of new sponsors wanting to become involved in recognising the outstanding vocational and educational achievements in the Western Sydney Region.

To find out more please contact Joshua Holmes on 0405 465 637

Contact details

For more information about the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Regional Training Awards, please contact:

Edwina Burge
E: edwina.burge@det.nsw.edu.au
M: 0402 124 086

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