The Australian Training Awards dinner took place last week in Sydney. Congratulations to arboriculture student Amanda Woodhams who was runner up for Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year. Amanda recently completed a Certificate III in Arboriculture and is now working towards her Diploma. Both these qualifications are currently being updated as part of the Arboriculture Project.
Amanda started her career as an actress, beginning her work with plants after volunteering on weekends at a community garden. While arboriculture is traditionally a male-dominated industry, Amanda suggests this is changing, acknowledging her teachers for supporting her point of view and skills in the classroom.
Other winners and finalists from industries we support:
- Lachlan Darr – finalist for the School-based apprentice award
- Integrating Training and Biodiversity Conservation Western Australia – winners of the Industry Collaboration Award
- Wickham Flower – finalist Medium Employer of the Year
- Wodonga Institute of TAFE – winner of Large Training Provider of the Year
- Box HillInstitute Group – winner of International Training Provider of the Year