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North Metro named sector's best

The best of the best were recognised at the WA Training Awards on Friday evening.  

  • North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT) was awarded the WA Large Training Provider of the Year, an award that recognises the hard work and commitment of our staff who work tirelessly to transform lives through training.  
  • Our students also had great success, winning the WA International Student of the Year, WA Vocational Student of the Year and the WA Cultural Diversity Training Award.  

Brazilian commercial cookery student, Ananda Paiva, who now works as a chef at the renowned Must Wine Bar, won the WA International Student of the Year award. Ananda’s passion for cookery and food even inspired her mother to start attending cookery school in Brazil.    

William Bol who studied both English and security and risk management with NMT, was awarded the WA Cultural Diversity Training Award. William was a ‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ and believes in the power of education, a message he shares with his family, friends and community.   

Anaesthetic technology graduate, Caitlan Noble, was awarded the WA Vocational Student of the Year. Caitlan completed her university degree, before making the leap to a clinical career at one of Perth’s leading hospitals. 

The WA Training Awards highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, training organisations and employers.  

Women in vocational education and training were in the spotlight this year, winning seven of the eight individual categories.  

“This year's WA Training Awards have shone a light on women excelling in STEM and non-traditional trades while making the most of the opportunities offered by WA's VET sector,” said Education and Training Minister the Hon. Sue Ellery.  

“I congratulate all winners and finalists on their achievement – they are inspiring others to take advantage of WA's high-quality training sector, helping ensure WA has the skilled workforce it needs to fill the jobs of the future.” 

We would like to congratulate the nine students and two lecturers who represented NMT as finalists and winners on Friday.  

WA Trainer of the Year 

Kate Moore – Finalist  

Taryn Sharp – Finalist  

WA International Student of the Year 

Ananda Paiva – Winner  

Roberto Rangel – Finalist  

Sonam Wangchuk – Finalist  

Wang Na Cheung – Finalist  
 

WA Cultural Diversity Training Award 

William Bol – Winner 
 

WA Vocational Student of the Year 

Caitlan Noble – Winner  

Caris Jones – Finalist  

Claire Garcia-Webb – Finalist  
 

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 

Danny Hennessey-O’Shea – Finalist  
 

Some category winners will now advance to compete against the nation’s best at the Australian Training Awards in Sydney on 15 November 2018.   
 

Page last updated October 01, 2018