School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award

This award category recognises Victorian students who are undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification as a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship and their commitment to their studies at school and in the workplace.

Past Recipients

2021 – Nathaniel Walker – BGT Jobs + Training

After coming out of Year 11, Nathaniel was interested in the trades, especially anything to do with the outdoors.  Landscaping was the solution that proved to be the best decision he has made so far on his schooling journey. The landscaping course has helped him build his confidence, which has been a struggle in the past. Read more

2020 – Tyler Michalik – Victorian Group Training

Tyler realised that he wanted a career as an electrician whilst undergoing work experience with Geelong Galvanizing. He is determined to complete his VCAL studies, as this enables him to work more and progress into becoming a full-time electrician, once his learning is complete. Tyler has enjoyed his course at The Gordon, finding the problem-solving aspects particularly intriguing. Read more.

2019 – Heidi Rasmussen – Gforce Employment Solutions

(To be updated) From an early age, Heidi developed a deep love and appreciation for animals. As she grew older, this soon developed into a strong desire to not only provide sick or injured animals with the best care possible, but also equip owners with the knowledge necessary to better understand the needs of their own pets. Eager to finally step foot in a vet clinic to understand what a potential daily routine may be like in the future saw Heidi complete a week of work placement in 2017 at Direct Vet Services. Read more.