The first of Queensland’s regional training awards were dished out last week, with female electrician Sarah Lacey taking the top gong for Central Queensland’s Apprentice of the Year.
Ms Lacey scooped the award at the Central Queensland Regional Final Presentation Ceremony at the Rockhampton Jockey Club on July 27, telling The Morning Bulletin that she was a “bit shocked” at receiving it.
The electrical apprentice completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology at CQ TAFE and is employed with Aurizon Operations Limited.
The 23-year-old will join fellow Apprentice of the Year winners from across the seven regions in Queensland to vie for the state title on September 13 at the 2013 State Final Presentation Dinner in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The training awards also recognise those who have pursued school-based apprenticeships, traineeships, outstanding Australian Apprentices of Aboriginal or Torres Island descent, employers and VET teachers and trainers.
The training award ceremonies for the remaining regions will continue this weekend, with the winners to be announced for Darling Downs South West Queensland, Far North Queensland, the North Coast and the Metropolitan region on August 2 and 3.