HVTC Excellence Awards
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro, was special guest at HVTC’s Excellence Awards presentation in April. The awards showcase the exceptional achievements of HVTC apprentices, trainees and host businesses. Award winners are selected from finalists nominated from across the company’s ten regional offices.
Novocastrian Electrical was awarded the Small Host Employer of the Year Award. The company has been working with HVTC for five years providing host employment opportunities for apprentices and trainees. The company’s internal training programs complement HVTC’s targeted skills training and comprehensive on the job experience has equipped apprentices and trainees with valuable skills and qualifications that have provided strong foundations for rewarding careers.
Twenty-three year old Phillip Hyde from Mount Hutton took out the prestigious 2016 HVTC Apprentice of the Year Award. With a strong interest in pursuing a career in engineering, Phillip recently completed a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade and an Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) whilst completing his apprenticeship with host employer Centennial Coal at its Mandalong Mine.
Twenty-two year old Anthony Mudd from East Maitland, who undertook a Certificate III in Electrotechnology – Electrician, was named 2016 Regional Training Organisation (RTO) Student of the Year. Nineteen year old Shelby Medhurst from Denman, who is completing a Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology, took out the 2016 RTO Rising Star Award. Both Anthony and Shelby are employed with Glencore.
Nineteen year old Samuel Davies from Maryland took out the 2016 RTO Encouragement Award. Samuel has also undertaken a Certificate III in Electrotechnology – Electrician with employer Origin Energy.