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Isabelle Kranhold with TAFE NSW RGM Susie George
Last year, apprentices across the Hunter region achieved great successes, winning significant awards that earned them valuable, career-boosting experiences within a bouyant apprenticeship market.
TAFE NSW locations across Newcastle and the Hunter saw great interest during 2018 in apprenticeships in industries including construction, early childhood, electrotechnology, and commercial cookery. This contributed to a state-wide increase of 3.5% in apprenticeship commencements compared to 2017, according to recent data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research*.
Last year’s local award-winning apprentices are employed across myriad industries – ranging from the in-demand construction industry to health services, automotive, aviation, and horticulture. They include:
Acting TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Marie Larkings said, “I’m proud of the high-quality workmanship and dedication demonstrated by our local apprentices. It’s a testament to their commitment to their career and to the excellent support provided by TAFE NSW teachers and our state-of-the-art practical training facilities.”
“Our home-grown apprentices have a strong track record in winning awards like this, in being at the top of their game because of the real-world skills and work experience TAFE NSW provides. They have an equally strong track record at getting employed into a job they love and getting ahead.”
For more information on TAFE NSW courses visit www.tafensw.com.au or call 131 601.
Media contact: Kristy Sheppard, TAFE NSW Media & Communications Business Partner, 4923 7784 or 0407 450 860.
* NCVER report: Apprentices and Trainees 2018: June quarter – New South Wales