Nominations close on 15 May for the 2015 South Australian Training Awards, open to individuals and organisations from across the State.
The Awards, hosted by the Training and Skills Commission, recognise exceptional achievement within South Australia’s vocational education and training sector. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
Nominations are sought from right around the State to recognise outstanding employers, training organisations and teachers, and the best and brightest students and apprentices.
Jack Kay, from Waikerie, won the Proteus Leadership Vocational Student of the Year category at last year’s gala dinner.
Jack is undertaking an apprenticeship with Morgan Dockyards through Statewide Group Training Inc, and completed a Certificate II in Engineering at TAFE SA Berri campus.
Jack said, “VET is a great pathway for anyone who is at school and not sure what they want to do. It opens up so many doors.
“Entering the SA Training Awards was a fantastic experience – I saw I was on the right path and doing the right thing and that it was paying off - from the nomination process through to the interviews and the awards night.
“The awards night was something I’d never experienced before – and probably never will again! Just being in the same room as some of the dignitaries such as South Australia’s Governor was amazing.
“I’d recommend entering the Training Awards – anything can happen and it is the experience of a lifetime.”
Jack currently works on ferry maintenance and hopes to start his own business in the future.
To nominate for this year’s award or for more information, visit the SA Training Awards website.