Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Region

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2021 Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Training Awards Winners

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Tamatau Faleono
VET Course: Certificate III in Business
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: Australian Taxation Office

Apprentice of the Year

Troy Harris
VET Course: Certificate III in Plumbing
Trained by: TAFE NSW
Employed by: A P Bathrooms

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Axyl Grundy
VET Course: Certificate II in Civil Construction
Trained by: Health and Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd
School: CathWest Innovation College
Employed by: CPB Contractors

Trainee of the Year

Chelsea Taylor
VET Course: Certificate III in Business
Trained by: Train Australia
Employed by: ARC Group Training Ltd
Host: ARC Training

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Ethan Zammit
VET Course: Certificate III in Live Production and Services
Trained by: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
School: St Mark's Catholic College

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Mary Van Den Dolder
Employed by: NSW Health

Vocational Student of the Year

Inuri Wettasinghe
VET Course: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
Trained by: TAFE 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 Organisation

Joshua Holmes - Chair

Just Training

Edwina Burge - Vice Chair

Department of Education- Training Services NSW

Noeleen Alchin - Secretary

Department of Education- Training Services NSW

Sam Pandey- Treasurer

Parramatta City Council/Capital Careers

David Kopycinski - Executive Member

ARC Group Training

Leon Drury - Executive Member

ITAB

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:
Joshua Holmes
Chair
E: Joshua.holmes@justtraining.com.au
M: 0405 465 637

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

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