Narrabri local Matthew Nott was named a finalist for Apprentice of the Year and attended the 2023 NSW Training Awards at Town Hall in Sydney on Friday night.
The annual awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of students, trainees, and apprentices in the vocational education and training sector, with finalists representing the best in their field.
As a finalist for his studies in the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at TAFE NSW Tamworth, Matthew said it was a rewarding feeling to be named among the best out of a strong list of nominees.
“Being a finalist for Apprentice of the Year is a dream come true. It’s a testament to not only my hard work and determination, but also the value of TAFE NSW training and vocational education and training pathways,” Matthew said.
“Receiving this title is motivation for me to continue growing in my field, and I hope to inspire the next generation of students to pursue vocational training and reach their career goals.
“I’m looking forward to setting even higher goals for myself in my career. This is just the beginning.”
TAFE NSW Chief Delivery Officer Janet Schorer said the competition was strong, with TAFE NSW finalists representing a range of in-demand industries providing critical services to NSW communities.
“Being named a finalist for a NSW Training Award is an outstanding achievement, and it’s significant that many of our finalists and winners are from regional communities,” said Ms Schorer.
“The New England region employs over 1,200 electricians, which is an increase of 68% in the last five years.
“Matthew is an example of the high-quality graduates TAFE NSW is training to meet skills demand now and into the future.”
TAFE NSW was also named a finalist in Large Training Provider of the Year.
“It’s great to see TAFE NSW recognised as a leading provider of education and training. It’s a testament to our industry-qualified teachers and the job-ready skills they deliver to students across NSW,” Ms Schorer said.
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