School-based Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by GTNT.

Winner: Kate Gornall, Certificate III in Business

Employer: Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, NT Government
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University
Group training organisation: GTNT

Throughout 2016 and year 11, Kate Gornall worked on her school-based traineeship and Certificate III in Business with the NT Government’s, Office of the Public Service Commissioner as well as working for the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank at O’Loughlin Catholic College.

In 2017 she intends to complete year 12 and is taking on a Certificate III in Tourism with CDU.

Kate is the recipient of an impressive array of awards for academic and dance achievements. From a young age Kate became involved with Darwin Performance Academy (DPA) and has danced in national competitions as well as becoming an assistant dance teacher.

On top of her school work, her VET and traineeship commitments Kate also works as a receptionist for DPA.

Runner up: Jaiden Thompson, Certificate III in Electrotechnology

Employer: JC Electronic Security
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

Jaiden was working part-time with JC Electronic Security when he was offered a school-based apprenticeship to join the firm and undertake a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.

Undertaking the school-based apprenticeship allows Jaiden to realise several goals, namely finishing year 12 and working towards an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank as well as gaining qualifications, skills and work experience.

In 2016, Jaiden was asked to be the school’s Career Acceleration Pathway ambassador, the first year according to Jaiden that a VET student had been recognised as a school leader.

Jaiden also completed training for his White Card, Working Safely at Heights and First Aid.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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