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HVTC award winning performance

HVTC has proven itself a national leader in workforce training with its apprentices and trainees gaining major accolades at multiple awards ceremonies, including winning two national awards in November.
HVTC Hunter Laboratory Operations Trainee Joshua Lodge was named Trainee of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.Joshua is hosted by Origen Energy.
HVTC Northern Rivers’ Samantha Tindiglia childcare trainee won School Based Trainee of the Year at the National Group Training Awards, she is hosted by the Care-Ring Children’s Centre at Goonellabah.
The awards add to HVTC’s growing collection of accolades. In the past few months HVTC and its employees have won ten major awards and had 27 finalists across eight award events. There were two HVTC finalists at the National GTA Awards each winning their respective state awards, the most of any training company.
Nathan Anderson, a Warehousing Trainee hosted by Centennial Coal was a finalist for Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year. He also took out the Australian Mining Prospects Young Achiever of the Year Award in October.
Joshua’s award is one of many personal accolades. He won Trainee of the Year Award at the Hunter Region Apprenticeships and Traineeships Advisory Awards (HRATA) in July. He was also named 2013 NSW & ACT Group Training Awards Trainee of the Year and participated in the 2013 Today’s Skills; Tomorrow’s Leaders national apprentice and trainee leadership program.
At the 2013 Hunter Manufacturing Awards he was a Rising Star Finalist with Origin Energy recognising him as a future leader tasked with mentoring new chemical trainees.
HVTC CEO Sharon Smith said the awards demonstrate that HVTC employs the very best trainees and apprentices who then benefit from expert support and training from their staff and training partners, as well as the opportunity to work for top host employers. She said she is very proud of all of HVTC apprentices and trainees who have been finalists in recent awards. “The success of our apprentices and trainees is a credit to their work ethic and our successful group training model.”