The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and medium employers.

The 2019 NSW Training Awards, North Coast & Mid North Coast Region was held last Friday, 14 June 2019 at Opal Cove, Coffs Harbour

Three Year 12 students from Newman Senior Technical College Port Macquarie were selected as finalists in the North Coast & Mid North Coast Region of the NSW Training Awards. Three of those competitors were invited to attend the finals award presentation.

Arcadia Meldrum was awarded the winner of the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award presented to a student who is undertaking a Certificate II or above qualification as a part-time School-based Apprentice. The Award recognises the student’s commitment to their formal studies at school, and in the workplace. Arcadia is employed by Sails/Rydges in Port Macquarie and is studying Certificate III in Tourism and Certificate III in Business.

Ruby McGoldrick was a finalist the School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award. Ruby is studying Certificate III in Retail and is employed by the Botanic Merchant in Port Macquarie.

Taayla Murphy – Finalist for VET in Schools – Student of the Year. Taayla is studying Certificate III in Business. 

Arcadia will be interviewed aiming to achieve a final three position to complete at State level in Sydney in September 2019

Staff and families attended the evening in support of these three remarkable young women. It was a very proud moment for all.

Photo left to right: Taayla Murphy, Ruby McGoldrick and Arcadia Meldrum at Opal Cove Awards Ceremony Friday 14 June.