Posts Categorized: Award Winners

Since commencing her apprenticeship in 2014, Katrina has been engaging with the community to promote women in trades. The community and local businesses have supported Geelong Women in Trades (GWIT) in fundraising efforts for the Cambodia Skills Exchange which saw Katrina assisting with planning a trip to Cambodia and joining the Volunteer Building Cambodia team… Read more

On Thursday evening this week, we held our Annual Awards Dinner.  Around 140 guests attended and the night showcased some fantastic examples of young apprentices and trainees, members and staff within the Victorian GTO industry. The awards categories covered Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Outstanding OHS Award, GTO Service Excellence Award, Lifetime… Read more

Brody Murphy (far right) pictured with fellow nominees.   Through Gforce Employment Solutions, Brody commenced his apprenticeship in March 2018 , and since his first day, he has embraced his host employer, Parks Victoria’s Safety-First culture and has demonstrated on many occasions that safety is his number one priority in all work he completes within… Read more

Lucy has brought an undeniable vibe to her host employer which has helped develop a great working atmosphere and culture. Lucy received an honourable mention with her nomination for AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year (2018) and was also a Top 3 Finalist at the Victorian Training Awards. And in 2018 was awarded Trainee of… Read more

Hon. Alan Brown AM started his working career in a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship which he credits as pivotal to his success in business and in public life. After a lengthy stint in public life he joined (IntoWork Australia) INGT Ltd in the year 2000 as its Chairman. Prior to Brown joining the board, IntoWork… Read more

In a wide-ranging career, Frederick Maddern has held foundational and significant roles with numerous government and community organisations, including Councillor and Mayor of the City of Footscray, President of the Municipal Association of Victoria and President of the Australian Local Government Association. It was during Mr Maddern’s time as the CEO of the Western Region… Read more

Indigenous School-based Trainee Employment Program Skillinvest has partnered with the Victorian State Government (Jobs Victoria) and Victoria Police to provide opportunities for secondary school students that identify as Indigenous. The Jobs Victoria/Victoria Police program is delivered via the school-based traineeship program and is a state-wide initiative in Victoria. Funded by Jobs Victoria after a successful… Read more

Speak Up Victorian Group Training Company Ltd employs hundreds of young workers (apprentices and trainees) across Victoria aged 15-24. As a Group Training Organisation it is a compliance requirement to conduct regular field visits with our employees and their Host Employers. Throughout these visits (conducted in person and via telephone), we identified that there was… Read more

AGA SEAT Program AGA have utilised the South East Automotive Transition program and the back to work funding to develop an apprenticeship model to eliminate the barriers to employing retrenched automotive workers into apprenticeships and traineeships across the south east region of Melbourne. The “AGA SEAT” program has employed over 30 retrenched auto workers to… Read more

Glenormiston Agriculture Employment Program Westvic Staffing Solutions secured State Government funding to support the employment of a minimum 10 dairy trainees, manage their training at Glenormiston Agriculture College and as required rotate them to dairy enterprises in South West Victoria. Westvic Staffing Solutions sought funding to support the dairy industry in South West Victoria while… Read more