Hinkler local reaches national training award finals

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hinkler’s Ben Nedwich has been named as a finalist for the 2016 Australian Training Awards, which recognise excellence in skills and training.

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt MP said Ben was doing the local community proud and showing others just what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

“Ben shows that hard work really does pay off. Through his traineeship with Bundaberg Regional Council Ben has enhanced his professional practices and customer service skills while enrolled in a Certificate III in Business Administration.

“Ben recently won a gold medal in Business at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition and was named 2016 Queensland Trainee of the Year.

“He is a great example to others in the Hinkler community of the possibilities on offer in our high quality vocational education and training sector,” Mr Pitt said.

“I wish Ben the best of luck for the 2016 Australian Training Awards.”

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews said the Australian Government was pleased to support the awards and congratulated the Hinkler finalist.

“These peak, national awards recognise our best and brightest students, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia,” Minister Andrews said.

“Congratulations Ben on your nomination, and thank you for the fantastic contribution you are making to your community — bringing your skills and enthusiasm to local workplaces.

“While we are recognising our highest achievers, there are thousands of success stories every year through our Vocational Education and Training sector as Australians gain the skills industry is looking for to secure the jobs of the future,” Minister Andrews said.

The 2016 Australian Training Awards will be held on Thursday, 17 November in Darwin.

For information on all the 2016 Australian Training Awards finalists, visit www.australiantrainingawards.gov.au