AN electrician with a passion for clean energy received a top honour at the 2018 ACT Training Awards last night (September 14).
Matthew Egan, who’s an electrician with a certificate III in electrotechnology, has been named the ACT Australian Apprentice of the Year.
Matthew completed a renewable energy skillset at CIT alongside his Australian Apprenticeship with NECA electrical apprenticeships, and was also selected as part of the VET Outbound Mobility Program to experience firsthand renewable energy practices from world leaders in Europe.
Winners from aligned categories will go on to represent the ACT at the Australian Training Awards being held in Sydney in November.
2018 ACT Training Award recipients:
ACT Apprentice of the Year: Matthew Egan
ACT Australian School-Based Apprentice of the Year: Miah Jagoe-Shaw
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year: Tylah Saunders
ACT Teacher/Trainer of the Year: Evan Street
ACT Vocational Student of the Year: Sophie Corver
ACT Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year: Danielle Jackson
ACT Small Training Provider of the Year: Wisdom Learning
ACT Large Training Provider of the Year: Canberra Institute of Technology
ACT Small Employer of the Year: Rick Maier Paint Plus
ACT Medium Employer of the Year: Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate
ACT Large Employer of the Year: McDonald’s North Canberra
ACT Industry Collaboration of the Year: SPARK Strathnairn Construction Program