The Honourable Milton Morris AO
Founding Chairman and former Patron (2002-2019)
As Foundation Chairman, Director and Patron of HVTC, Mr. Morris worked tirelessly to promote and support the objectives of group training for the past 38 years.
A significant contribution to improve the profile and performance of group training has been made under his leadership, with HVTC providing training and employment opportunities for over 25,000 apprentices and trainees across the company’s nine regional New South Wales locations.
Mr. Morris has helped to facilitate the flexible delivery of group training to ensure the best possible outcomes for school leavers and job seekers. He championed and supported those who have searched for rewarding, valuable careers though vocational education and employment pathways by finding and implementing skills training solutions to ensure young people achieved the best possible outcomes.
Committed to the importance of vocational education and training, Mr. Morris greatly assisted in guaranteeing skilled employment outcomes for industry to underpin the nation’s economic future with skilled workforces.
The former and to this day, longest serving, NSW State Minister for Transport devoted his life to serving his community and continued to be involved in championing, advocating and supporting countless organisations. Seeking no special recognition, Mr. Morris personally raised thousands of dollars through business and industry connections to establish disadvantaged youth training and employment programs which provided significant outcomes and benefits to regional communities.
Having described himself as “…an ordinary man to whom God has given extraordinary opportunities...” he was an active minister with the World Methodist and Baptist Union Churches.
The Hon. Milton Morris AO was highly respected and well regarded by all who have had the pleasure of knowing him. He was an inspiration to all his colleagues, students and employees of HVTC and will be deeply missed.