Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, NSW Apprentice of the Year Courtney Harrison and Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro last night.
Friday, 9 September 2016
INVERELL’S COURTNEY HARRISON NAMED NSW APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today congratulated Inverell-based Light Vehicle Technician Courtney Harrison on her achievement in winning the NSW Apprentice of the Year at the NSW Training Awards last night.
Mr Marshall supported Courtney at last night’s awards, held at a glittering ceremony at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, which he said put the spotlight on the fantastic training opportunities available in the Northern Tablelands and throughout the State.
“Courtney has done herself, her family and Inverell proud and I’m delighted she’s taken out one of the top State awards as NSW Apprentice of the Year,” Mr Marshall said.
“Her achievement reflects the passion and commitment she has invested in her studies with TAFE NSW New England Institute and in her apprenticeship with local employer Dieselquip.
“Courtney is one of a growing cohort of fantastic young women who are not afraid to pursue a role in a traditionally male trade.
“She recently completed her full apprenticeship after beginning her automotive career back in 2011 as a School Based Apprentice.
“Courtney is a thoroughly impressive young woman – I’m incredibly proud of her and I wish her every success at the national finals in Darwin in November.”
Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said vocational education and training in NSW is a fantastic pathway to a job across so many industries, for people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
“The NSW Training Awards provides an annual showcase of the range of world class vocational education and training offered in NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.
“These awards provide a platform for us to celebrate the achievements of all those involved in the success of Smart & Skilled – the government’s training framework which provides eligible students in NSW with high quality, affordable training.
“Smart and Skilled is all about providing learners with choice and access to the best training options available. From retail to engineering and training for people with a disability, there’s never been a better time to learn new skills in NSW,” he said.