Why it pays to put yourself in the spotlight

Putting yourself in the spotlight can be a tricky thing to do. But when you apply for a WA Training Award, you are opening a door to a world of opportunity and a great personal and professional development experience.

Opportunity to reflect on your achievements

The WA Training Awards offers the unique opportunity to reflect on what you’ve achieved during your training and how that has broadened your career prospects.

As I was writing out the application, I kept coming up with more and more stuff to write about. By the end I had pages upon pages to send in, looking over it I thought “wow”. You don’t realise how much you have accomplished until you take the time to write it down.” Taylor Wood, WA School Based Apprentice of the Year 2014

Taylor Wood at WA Training Awards 2014

Taylor Wood accepting her award at the WA Training Awards 2014 Presentation Dinner

Network with like-minded individuals

Meeting other Award applicants who have the same passion for training that you do can open up opportunities for success later on. You might network with people you’d like to work with on a project in the future, discover a new way of doing something or make some valuable contacts.

“This was such an incredible opportunity to be able to meet other like-minded people and develop myself both professionally and personally.” Emma Hay, WA Trainee of the Year 2014

Emma Hay at Australian Training Awards

Emma Hay after receiving Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year 2014 Runner up at the Australian Training Awards 2014 in Adelaide

$5000 study grant to advance your career

Winners of the WA Training Awards individual categories receive a $5000 study grant to help kick start your career or further your training. Previous winners have used this to pay for training fees, purchase tools or equipment to help with their work and even for the start-up costs to establish their own business. Whatever your goals, winning a WA Training Award can help you get there.

Opportunity to represent WA at the Australian Training Awards

WA winners in eligible categories will represent the State at the Australian Training Awards in Hobart this November. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet the other state and territory training awards winners, as well as participating in some great professional development activities, you’ll be recognised as one of the country’s best in your field.

“Attending the Australian Training Awards in Adelaide was another fantastic opportunity to meet more outstanding individuals and mentors.” Gino Auriemma, WA Vocational Student of the Year 2014

Gino Auriemma (centre) with wife Delilah (left) and Kate Cross (right) Australian Vocatonal Student of the Year 2013.

Gino Auriemma (centre) with wife Delilah (left) and Kate Cross (right) Australian Vocatonal Student of the Year 2013.

Professional/personal development

The WA Training Awards process is a fantastic development opportunity for individuals, both professionally and personally.

“Not only the win, but every part of the journey has had an exponential impact on my personal development. I have come to better understand goal setting, recognising achievement, gratitude, self-confidence and acceptance.” Geoff Franklin, WA Apprentice of the Year 2014

Geoff Franklin accepting his Award at the WA Training Awards 2014 Presentation Dinner

Geoff Franklin accepting his Award at the WA Training Awards 2014 Presentation Dinner

Opening the door to opportunity

Employers value people who use their initiative and strive to achieve greatness. Applying for the WA Training Awards could result in many opportunities for you.

“If you’ve completed a VET course, see the WA Training Awards as an opportunity you didn’t have before. Use it as a means to develop and grow professionally and personally. You just don’t know where it’s going to take you – the possibilities are endless if you are willing to take the chance.” Regina Richardson, WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2014

Regina Richardson after winning WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2014

Regina Richardson after winning WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2014

Put yourself in the spotlight. Apply for the WA Training Awards today!

Visit our website for information on how to put together an award winning application.

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