Meet HVTC's 2020 award winners

We think you'd agree we could all use a little more good news in our lives right now, so we'd like to introduce our 2020 HVTC Excellence Award winners.

Apprentice and trainee winners (pictured)

  • Alex Gonzalez (HVTC Illawarra), Apprentice of the Year, hosted by University of Wollongong
  • Jordon Peterson (HVTC Mid Coast), Apprentice of the Year – Highly Commended, hosted by Nestle
  • Chantal Nash (HVTC Hunter), Trainee of the Year, hosted by PGSR
  • Finlay Hegarty (HVTC Shoalhaven), Trainee of the Year - Encouragement, hosted by Shoalhaven City Council
  • Tyler Mills (HVTC North West), Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, hosted by Narrabri Coal Operations
  • Cassandra O’Carroll (HVTC Shoalhaven), School-Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Georgia Foley (HVTC North West), Woman in Non-traditional Trade Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, hosted by Whitehaven Coal

​RTO winners

  • Cameron Bowman (Hunter-V-Tec), RTO Student of the Year, employed by HunterNet, hosted by Hedweld
  • Stephanie Dark (Hunter-V-Tec), RTO Achievement Award, employed by Glencore
  • Amber Andrews (Hunter-V-Tec), RTO Online Student of the Year, hosted by Singleton Council

Host Employer winners

  • Quirindi Tyre Service (HVTC North West), Small Host Employer of the Year
  • KJ Industrial Scaffolding (HVTC Illawarra), Large Host Employer of the Year
  • ANSTO (HVTC Sydney), Host Innovation Award
  • Novocastrian Electrical and Air Conditioning (HVTC Hunter), Host Employer Safety Award
  • BlueScope (HVTC Illawarra), Overall Host Employer of the Year

Special awards

  • Melanie Macaulay, Field Officer (HVTC North West), HVTC Employee of the Year
  • Maddison Baccinelli (HVTC Shoalhaven) Milton Morris Encouragement Award, hosted by Shoalhaven City Council 

Every year our winners attend an Award’s gala in Newcastle to accept their trophies. However, in response to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus we have made the decision to postpone this year’s event. We will reassess the situation in the coming months to work out an alternative date to ensure our award winners get the celebration they deserve.

In the meantime, congratulations to our winners – we look forward to celebrating with you all sometime in the near future. Keep up the good work!

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