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TAFE NSW Mount Druitt student wins Apprentice of the Year

TAFE NSW Mount Druitt

TAFE NSW Mount Druitt student wins Apprentice of the Year

Credit: NSW Training Awards

TAFE NSW Mount Druitt student, Patrick Brassell has been awarded Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Western Sydney & Blue Mountains Regional Training Awards Presentation Event at Bankwest Stadium on Friday night.

TAFE NSW students claimed two of the six awards on offer at the Training Services NSW event, including Linda Park who won the Vocational Student of the Year award.

Patrick Brassell who is employed by AA West Automotive in McGraths Hill said “I chose to study at TAFE NSW Mount Druitt as the training provided is of the highest quality and tailored to current industry standards. This is important to me to be able to keep up with the rapid advancements and skills required to become a highly skilled technician.

“My best career achievements include finishing my apprenticeship early. Also completing Automotive Electrical at the same time as Vehicle Mechanical Technology means I am a dual tradesman, it’s incredibly satisfying to reach that career goal.”

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Michael Cullen congratulated Patrick Brassell.

“Congratulations to Patrick on winning Apprentice of the Year, seeing him follow his passion for Vehicle Technology and being recognised for his achievements is very rewarding,” said Mr Cullen.

“This is a wonderful result for TAFE NSW and I have no doubt these winners will go on to be great ambassadors for the region and their industries.

“TAFE NSW plays a critical role, not just in helping our students reach their career ambitions, but also in ensuring that we have a skilled and capable workforce.

The annual Training Services NSW event recognises and rewards the outstanding achievements of vocational students and demonstrates the extent of quality in the vocational education and training sector.

The winners of the Western Sydney & Blue Mountains Regional Training Award will be considered for the NSW Training Awards, which will be held in Sydney this September.

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