Skillaroo Hayley Parker honoured as a finalist at the 2015 Victorian Training Awards

Over 500 representatives from Victorian training organisations, Government, industry leaders and supporters of vocational education and training converged on the Palladium at Crown Towers on Friday, 28 August to celebrate the Victorian Training Awards.

Now in its 8th year, the Victorian Training Awards recognises outstanding achievements by young people and training organisations within the VET sector. WorldSkills Australia staff and Chair, Brian Wexham, attended the awards night to support 2015 Skillaroo Hayley Parker, who was one of four finalists up for the Victorian Apprentice of the Year award.

Nominees in the Victorian Apprentice of the Year award category underwent a vigorous application and selection process. Nominees’ applications were assessed against strict criteria that included career and study achievements, communication, team and leadership skills and the ability to represent the national training system at a broader level. Judges then selected four finalists for an individual interview.

The awards night was a showcase of the best hospitality and fine arts that Victorian training can offer, including entertainment such as a circus performance, fashion show and a music concert. While Hayley wasn’t named the Victorian Apprentice of the Year, she is proud of being named one of four finalists selected from a pool of 17 nominees in her category.

WorldSkills Australia congratulates Hayley and all of the finalists and winners of the fifteen award categories represented at the Victorian Training Awards.