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.
The Awards Presentation Night
The HRATA committee is proud to host the 2019 Regional Training Awards at Wests City (NEX) at 7pm on Friday 21st June 2019.
Tickets now for sale.
Please email Merran Wiggins for more information.
This is a gala event with approximately 500 attendees and 30-40 awards being presented, live entertainment and a three course dinner with full media coverage. The event Master of Ceremonies is John Church.
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