Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today announced 79 nominations have been received for the region’s annual celebration of the best local Vocational Education and Training (VET) talent with almost half coming from the Tamworth electorate.


Mr Anderson said local students, parents and employers had shown great support for VET with their nominations for the regional awards which will take place on Friday, 23rd June 2017.


"The New England Region Training Awards is a fantastic opportunity for students, parents, employers, teachers and trainers to celebrate the very best VET talent we have and I am extremely proud to see so many students from our electorate nominated.


“Successful regional winners go on to compete at the State Final in September, and the winners there go on to compete for NSW at the National titles,” Mr Anderson said.


Of the 35 nominees from the Tamworth electorate, 28 are from Tamworth, four from Gunnedah, two from Walcha and Manilla has one nominee.


Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, said the State awards, conducted annually by Training Services NSW, recognised the remarkable achievements of the State's best VET students and teachers.


"It's clear that more and more students, parents and employers are recognising the incredible value of vocational training in creating new and exciting pathways to rewarding careers and employment for people throughout the State,” Mr Barilaro said.


“These Awards represent the highest level of recognition for apprentices, trainees and the teachers who participate in VET and celebrate the outstanding effort that thousands of individuals, employers and training organisations put into VET each year in NSW.


“The Awards also provide a platform for the success of Smart and Skilled – the Government’s training framework which provides eligible students in NSW with access to high-quality, affordable training that meets the needs of industry and which leads to jobs.”


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