SESAT are very proud to announce our upcoming awards night, to be hosted on 21st February at the Nerang RSL. This event marks the return of our annual awards night, which has not been active for the past 10 years, the last event being held back in 2008. The evening is an invitation only event designed to give acknowledgement to the outstanding achievements of the apprentices and hardworking staff within our organisation. The theme of the evening is Skilling Queensland’s Future.
All finalists have now been notified and are looking forward to discovering who will take home awards in the following categories.
- 1st & 2nd Year Carpenter – Winner and Runner Up
- 3rd & 4th Year Carpenter – Winner and Runner Up
- 1st & 2nd Year Electrician – Winner and Runner Up
- 3rd & 4th Year Electrician – Winner and Runner Up
- Encouragement Awards – for 2 Apprentices
- Staff Member of the Year – SESAT
- Overall Apprentice of the Year
We currently have approximately 80 carpenters and 60 electricians, totalling 140 individuals ranging in age from 17–29, all engaged in apprenticeships and therefore in the running for the top prize. All award winners will receive a prize ranging from a $200 tool voucher for runners up; to quality tools to the value of $600 for category winners; and the top prize for Apprentice of the Year receiving over $4000 worth of tools and prizes. This award has been sponsored by Total Tools Biggera Waters and Burleigh Waters; Busy at Work; and Building Industry Training.
All apprentices are given performance reviews every 3 months and these reviews are integral in the selection process for determining our winners. Attendance, college achievement and overall work performance are further criteria that have been considered in selecting our winners. The winner of Apprentice of the Year will be a shining example of someone who is top of their game.
SESAT have sponsored the awards night with invitations sent to all all our apprentices, who have been given the option to bring along 2 guests each. Attendees will be treated to a 3 course set meal from the Nerang RSL Function Rooms.
Our MC for the evening will be professional corporate MC and ex-radio presenter Ian Cousins. The awards will be presented by SESAT CEO Stephen Craven, the Training Ombudsman for QLD, Meaghan Scanlan (State Member for Gaven) and Anthony Knobloch (Director Training and Skills, QLD Education & Training).