Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Friday April 21, 2017

More than 107 of nominations have been received for the region’s annual celebration of the best local Vocational Education and Training (VET) talent.


Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, said local students, parents and employers had shown great support for VET with their nominations for the regional awards which will take place on 16 June 2017.


"The Western Sydney and Blue Mountains Training Awards is a fantastic opportunity for students, parents, employers, teachers and trainers to celebrate the very best VET talent we have.


“Successful regional winners go on to compete at the State final in September, and the winners there go on to compete for NSW at the national titles,” Tanya Davies said.


Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, said the State awards, conducted annually by Training Services NSW, recognised the remarkable achievements of the State's best VET students and teachers.


"It's clear that more and more students, parents and employers are recognising the incredible value of vocational training in creating new and exciting pathways to rewarding careers and employment for people throughout the state,” Minister Barilaro said.


“I’m pleased to say that in total we’ve seen a record number of 1090 nominations for the 2017 NSW Training Awards, that’s up from 961 last year.


“These Awards represent the highest level of recognition for apprentices, trainees and the teachers who participate in VET and celebrate the outstanding effort that thousands of individuals, employers and training organisations put into VET each year in NSW.


“The Awards also provide a platform for the success of Smart and Skilled – the Government’s training framework which provides eligible students in NSW with access to high-quality, affordable training that meets the needs of industry and which leads to jobs.”


For more information on the awards: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au