Scot MacDonald
TAFE NSW Central Coast and Hunter finalists dominate NSW Training Awards
9th Aug 2018

Liberal Upper House MP and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has congratulated three of the Central Coast and Hunter Region’s brightest young stars after they have been announced as a NSW Training Awards.


“I am delighted that these students have excelled and are finalists for one of the twelves awards up for grabs at the Training NSW event” Mr MacDonald said. 


Finalists are:


  • Mitchell Earl from Lakelands, Finalist for Apprentice of the Year – Certificate III in Carpentry at Hunter Belmont (employed by North Construction & Building Pty Ltd);


  • Lucy Allen, Finalist in the School Based Apprentice/Trainee Student of the Year category – currently studying a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance at Hunter Newcastle TAFE; and


  • Katayoon Karimodini, of the Central Coast, Finalist for Vocational Student of the Year – Diploma of Community services at TAFE, Ourimbah Campus.


Mr MacDonald said the strong showing by TAFE NSW students was testament to their commitment to excellence in their chosen field.


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


“While we rightly celebrate achievements on the sporting field, it’s just as important to celebrate achievements in the classroom and the workplace.


“TAFE NSW plays a critical role in shaping the careers of students across a whole range of important sectors.


“There are half a million jobs in the pipeline right now which do not require a university degree so there has never been a better time to utilise the NSW Government’s world-class vocational education and training system.”


The NSW Training Awards will be held in Sydney on 12 September and will celebrate the excellence of apprentices, trainees and students undertaking vocational education and training.


NSW Training Award winners will proceed to the coveted Australian Training Awards which will be held in Sydney later this year.