Business shines bright at WA Training Awards

20 September, 2017

Apprenticeship Support Australia, powered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI), congratulates all winners and finalists recognised at this year’s WA Training Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding employers, apprentices, trainees, training organisations and schools across the state in 12 prestigious categories.

Apprenticeship Support Australia WA General Manager Nathan Bentley said Apprenticeship Support Australia was pleased to once again sponsor the WA Employer of the Year award, which values WA businesses dedication to their employees’ professional development.

“I congratulate McDonald’s Australia (WA) for winning this year’s award which recognises their commitment to providing nationally recognised training to their employees and helping to build the skilled workforce of tomorrow,” Bentley said.

“I’m also pleased to congratulate Apprenticeship Support Australia client, Roy Hill, which was acknowledged as a finalist in the WA Employer of the Year division.”

Congratulations also goes to Kim Dick from Roy Hill, who took out the WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award, while Benjamin Rowe, employed by Apprenticeship Support Australia client Claas Harvest Centre in Geraldton was awarded the WA School Based Apprentice of the Year.

WA Apprentice of the Year went to Jamie Stewart, who is employed by Apprenticeship Support Australia client WA Carpentry Contractors in Perth.

Apprentices and trainees bring many benefits to WA’s workforce and provide a genuine pathway for young job seekers.

Bentley says over the past five financial years alone, Apprenticeship Support Australia has signed up almost 62,000 people into apprenticeships and traineeships across WA.

Over the same period, we have also seen 40,485 apprentices and trainees complete their qualifications, while learning on the job.

“This award highlights the investment businesses are making in skills development, and that working at organisations such as McDonald’s Australia (WA), is not only a part-time job after school but can also lead to a long-term career in food services with a nationally recognised qualification,” Mr Bentley said.

“We wish McDonald’s Australia (WA) every success for the National Awards.”

Award winners will represent WA at the national Australian Training Awards 2017, to be held in Canberra this November.

For more information on apprenticeship and traineeship packages, skills in demand and employer incentive eligibility, visit the Apprenticeship Support Australia website or call 1300 363 831.