Directions apprentices named finalists in AENWA Awards

Recognition, Success Stories

Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc (AENWA) has announced the finalists of the 2017 Awards of Excellence recognising top apprentices and trainees who are employed by a group training organisation (GTO) in Western Australia.

Directions is especially proud of two of our own who have been selected. Emily Bowden (hosted by Tronox) is one of three finalists for the *2017 Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year. Emily is completing a Cert III in Engineering. Ebony Drane (pictured; hosted by Monford Group) who is undertaking a Cert III Carpentry & Joinery has been chosen as one of four state finalists for the 2017 Apprentice of the Year Award.*

AENWA Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said “Group Training is unique by the fact that the apprentice or trainee is employed by the Group Training Organisation who organises a range of services including training, induction and mentoring with on-the job training and support provided by host employers.

“The 2017 Awards of Excellence event is a celebration of the top young men and women who have committed themselves to achieving excellence in their chosen career. The independent panel of judges looked at education and work performance, personal skills and more importantly how individuals were applying this knowledge into real workplace situations.

“Regardless of which finalist wins each of the categories, they are all great ambassadors for group training and should be proud of their achievements thus far.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Perth in late September.