Regional Awards

About the Awards

The Hunter regional awards are conducted annually and are designed to reward and promote vocational education and training [VET] excellence in our region. With the growing importance of vocational training in enhancing the region’s prosperity, the Awards play a critical role in the economic landscape by encouraging and celebrating excellence in skills development. Organisations that participate in the Regional Awards as sponsors, are recognised as leading contributors in building a skilled region which in turn assists with decreasing the National Skills Shortage. Many disciplines are represented at the Regional Training Awards, including; metals and engineering, automotive, hairdressing, commercial cookery, business and more.

The Hunter regional awards are conducted annually through the Hunter Regional Apprenticeship and Traineeship Advisory Committee [HRATA} and winners from these awards often progress onto the State Training Awards and in some cases, the National Awards.

Participants at the Awards Night

The awards presentation night enjoys a profiled attendance including;

– Members of Parliament, bot local and state representatives
– Local Councillors
– The Mayor of Newcastle
– The Commissioner for – Vocational
– Education and Training
– The Minister for the Hunter
Employers & industry representatives
– Apprentices and Trainees and their very proud families

Sponsorship Levels

There are three [2] levels of sponsorship, each with its own package and benefits;

Platinum Sponsors
The HRATA Committee is calling for 2 Platinum Sponsors for;
– Overall Apprentice of the Year
– Overall Trainee of the year

Gold Sponsors
Sponsors in the Gold Sponsorship will sponsor the following awards;
– Vocational Student of the Year
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
– VET in schools excellence award [awarded to a school in the Hunter Region]
– School based Apprentice/ –
Trainee of the Year
– Vet in School Student of the Year
– Industry collaboration award year

To find out more about sponsorship or to obtain sponsorship prospectus contact
Merran Wiggins