VET students recognised at Riverina NSW Training Awards

A Corryong dual trade apprentice claimed one of the top honours at the Riverina NSW Training Awards in Wagga.

Michael Edwards, who studied electrotechnology at TAFE NSW Riverina, was named Apprentice of the Year at the presentation on Friday.

Another TAFE NSW Riverina student, Coreen’s Roslyn Twycross,  a Woomera Aboriginal Corporation employee, took out Vocational Student of the Year for her Diploma of Community Services.

Joshua Bartlett, who completed Certificate II in Engineering – General while at Corowa High School, won School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year. 

Training Services NSW executive director David Collins congratulated Mr Edwards and Trainee of the Year, Deniliquin’s Caleb Weir.

“Michael and Caleb have proven to be among the state’s best and brightest Vocational Education and Training (VET) students,” Mr Collins said.

“Michael is an outstanding dual trade apprentice who excelled as a mechanic in the cloud seeding unit at Snowy Hydro before being offered the opportunity to also complete an apprenticeship in electrotechnology.

“Michael completed his apprenticeship a year early and has recently been officially appointed as a licensed electrical tradesman working at Snowy Hydro.

“The quality of all finalists and winners at the Riverina awards provided a sparkling showcase of our world class VET sector in the region and I congratulate them all.”

Regional winners will be considered for selection to compete at the NSW Training Awards in September.

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