2019 HVTC Excellence Awards

To help celebrate our ongoing commitment to promoting excellence in training and employment, on Friday 3 May we hosted the 2019 HVTC Excellence Awards in Newcastle.

The event recognised the outstanding achievements of our employees, students and host employers across NSW. Congratulations to all our winners!


Sue Kerry and Glenn Perry accepting the HVTC Small Host Employer of the Year Award

Hyden Engineering, Small Host Employer of the Year

Hyden Engineering 

Sue Kerry, Karen Eveleigh (HVTC), Glenn Perry

Large Host Employer of the Year Centennial Coal 

Centennial Coal, Large Host Employer of the Year

Centennial Coal accepting HVTC 

Scott Ambrose, Karen Eveleigh (HVTC), James Hodgson (Commonwealth Bank)

Service NSW 

Service NSW, Overall Host Employer of the Year

Service NSW 

Debbie Boyd (HVTC), Jenny Batten, Barice Lewis, Natasha Gomes (HVTC)

Dane Townsend and Bruna Spinelli accepting HVTC 

Arrow Electrical Services, Host Employer Safety Award

Dane Townsend and Bruna Spinelli accepting HVTC 

Libby Ford (HVTC), Dane Townsend, Bruna Spinelli, Debbie Boyd (HVTC)

Glencore 

Jakob Tuck, RTO Achievement Award, employed by Glencore

Glencore 

Allan Burns (Glencore), Jakob Tuck, Tony Saxby (Delta), Paul Gill (Glencore)

HVTC RTO Student of the Year Matthew Elliott 

Matthew Elliott, RTO Student of the Year

HVTC RTO Student of the Year Matthew Elliott 

Col McCluskey (Hunter-V-Tec), Matthew Elliott, Dominique Kay (Centennial Coal)

HVTC RTO Online Student of the Year Hayden Bishop 

Hayden Bishop, RTO Online Student of the Year, hosted by Service NSW

HVTC RTO Online Student of the Year Hayden Bishop 

Danielle Purcell (HVTC) Robyn Carraro (Service NSW), Hayden Bishop, Angela Evans and Jenny Batten (Service NSW)

HVTC Woman in Non-Traditional Trade Apprentice Trainee of the Year Montana Dries 

Montana Dries, Woman in Non-traditional Trade Apprentice of the Year, hosted by JA Martin Electrical 

HVTC Woman in Non-Traditional Trade Apprentice Trainee of the Year Montana Dries 

Luke Killen (JA Martin), Stephanie Gelland (Peabody), Montana Dries, Andy Wither (Peabody), Mel Macauley (HVTC)

HVTC Indigenous Apprentice Trainee of the Year Koby Williams

Koby Willliams, Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, hosted by Shoalhaven City Council

HVTC Field Officer Debbie Jones with Origin Energy 

Debbie Jones (HVTC) and Tony Phillips (Origin Energy)

HVTC School-Based Apprentice Trainee of the Year Melissa Bonello 

Melissa Bonello, School-based Trainee of the Year, hosted by John Holland CPB Ghella JV

HVTC School-Based Apprentice Trainee of the Year Melissa Bonello 

Geoffrey Seccombe (The Mutual), Tamsen Palmer (John Holland CPB Ghella JV), Melissa Bonello, Courtney Taylor, Linda Jurcevic  (Liverpool Girls High School)

HVTC Trainee of the Year Encouragement Award winner Kaitlin Milsom 

Kaitlin Milsom, Trainee of the Year - Encouragement Award, hosted by Service NSW

HVTC Trainee of the Year Encouragement Award winner Kaitlin Milsom 

Paul Gill (Glencore), Kailtin Milsom, Barice Lewis (Service NSW), Mel Macauley (HVTC)

HVTC Trainee of the Year Caillan Baker 

Caillan Baker, Trainee of the Year, hosted by Murwillumbah Community Health (NNSWLHD)

HVTC Trainee of the Year Caillan Baker  

Kim Otero (NNSWLHD), John Turner (Centennial Coal on behalf of NSW Minerals Council), Caillan Baker, Jo Hoy (HVTC)

HVTC Apprentice of the Year Daniel Beavan 

Daniel Beavan, Apprentice of the Year, hosted by Origin Energy

HVTC Apprentice of the Year Daniel Beavan 

Karen Eveleigh (HVTC), Karen Dhillon (Howden Australia), Daniel Beavan, Chris Rolsch (Howden), Tony Phillips (Origin Energy)

Milton Morris Encouragement Award winner Phoebe Giadresco 

Phoebe Giadresco, Milton Morris Encouragement Award, hosted by Liebherr-Australia

Milton Morris Encouragement Award winner Phoebe Giadresco 

Paul Gill (Glencore), Phoebe Giadresco, Kay Sharp (HVTC)

 HVTC Employee of the Year Jackie Bower

Jackie Bower, HVTC Employee of the Year

HVTC Commercial Manager Jeanette Howden and HVTC Employee of the Year Jackie Bower 

Jeanette Howden (HVTC) and Jackie Bower


Thank you to our generous sponsors

MAJOR SPONSORS


Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by Howden Australia

Founded in 1854, Howden manufactures and supplies engineered heavy duty and light industrial fans, heat exchangers, and compressors and provides a full service, retrofit and maintenance team for air and gas handling equipment in a variety of industries. Incorporated in Australia in 1948, and with facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cardiff and Perth, Howden Australia works with customers across the power generating, petrochemical, oil and gas, mining, iron and steel and other industrial sectors throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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Trainee of the Year – Sponsored by NSW Minerals Council

The NSW Minerals Council is the leading industry association representing the state’s minerals industry. Mining is critical to the economy of NSW. Our sector provides NSW’s most valuable exports and around one quarter of total NSW exports by value. Over 40,000 people are directly employed in mining in NSW, and mining activity supports thousands more jobs indirectly in more than 7,000 mining supplier businesses across NSW. By working closely with government, industry groups, community leaders and businesses, we foster a sustainable mining industry providing a meaningful contribution to the state and people of NSW.

 

 

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Milton Morris Encouragement Award – Sponsored by Glencore

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. Glencore has operated in Australia for nearly 20 years and holds significant interests in a range of commodity industries across all mainland states and the Northern Territory. Our Australian coal business, headquartered in the Hunter Valley, comprises 16 operating mines and employs almost 10,000 people. We also have one of the coal industry’s largest apprenticeship programs with nearly 200 apprentices.  

 

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CATEGORY SPONSORS

School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year - Sponsored by The Mutual

The Mutual is the Hunter’s longest operating financial institution and has proudly served the people of the Hunter for more than 125 years. With our modern banking solutions and traditional business values, The Mutual offers a full suite of personal and business banking products, delivered by dedicated and member-focused staff. Our branch and ATM network, as well as mobile and electronic facilities, ensure that our members can bank with us anywhere, anytime.

 

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Woman in Non-traditional Trade Apprentice/Trainee of the Year - Sponsored by Peabody

Peabody is a leading global pure-play coal company with 23 operations and 7,600 employees. In Australia, Peabody owns and operates eight mines including four in New South Wales. As a leading producer and supplier of coal, we are powering sustainable economic prosperity and advancing the next generation of clean coal technologies that will help people enjoy longer, healthier and higher quality lifestyles. We actively participate in the communities in which we operate, and value partnerships that focus on developing and supporting young Australians.

 

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Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year - Sponsored by Origin Energy

Origin is committed to improving participation levels and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our workplace and communities. In 2015 Origin took the first formal steps toward achieving this outcome by developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). In the same year we joined the CareerTrackers program to encourage Indigenous people to undertake tertiary studies. This program also commits us to finding temporary work placements for a minimum of 10 Indigenous graduates a year for 10 years – a goal Origin has exceeded each year with 19 work placements secured in FY 2018. In 2018, Origin employed two full time Indigenous Land Management trainees at Eraring Power Station. These trainees will soon complete their traineeships with one looking to secure a full time employment contract on site in a land management position.

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Trainee of the Year Encouragement Award - Sponsored by Glencore

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. Glencore has operated in Australia for nearly 20 years and holds significant interests in a range of commodity industries across all mainland states and the Northern Territory. Our Australian coal business, headquartered in the Hunter Valley, comprises 16 operating mines and employs almost 10,000 people. We also have one of the coal industry’s largest apprenticeship programs with nearly 200 apprentices.

 

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Large Host Employer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

With Australia’s largest bank branch network, Commonwealth Bank is the country’s leading provider of integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services. Our vision is to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities, aiming to deliver balanced and sustainable outcomes across all of our stakeholders.

 

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Host Employer Safety Award – Sponsored by SafetyQuip

SafetyQuip is a locally owned and operated supplier of workplace safety products and services. Our range covers the full scope including equipment, workwear, footwear and hard-to-find products. Customers rely on our professional advice for easy selection, ordering and ensuring they have the right equipment and clothing. We also offer a fully stocked mobile shop. SafetyQuip caters for first aid, fire safety, height safety, traffic control, environmental spill control and has signage and safety lighting. It is a one-stop safety shop.

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