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Brittany wins Australian Trainee of the Year

SM TAFE graduate of the Defence Industry Pathways Program Brittany-Leigh Wragg has taken out the Trainee of the Year award at last night's Australian Training Awards in Adelaide.

Being in the second intake of the Defence Industry Pathways Program, Brittany cites the unwavering support from the team at South Metropolitan TAFE and Programmed Training Services that helped her feel confident about her chosen career pathway in a male-dominated industry.

Brittany-Leigh has sampled different job roles while undertaking work placement rotations and gained real-life experience, all while building up a network of industry contacts. She has now secured a fitting and machining apprenticeship with Hofmann Engineering.

SM TAFE was also featured in the apprentice category with Megan Hazelden being a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year award.

Minister for Skills and Training, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, said the annual awards were a great way to celebrate the skills, commitment and professionalism of the vocational education and training (VET) sector and the enormous benefits it brings to the Australian community.

“I congratulate both the winners and finalists for shining a light on what can be achieved with the power of VET across the nation, from electrotechnology and carpentry to business studies and community services."

For more information read the media statement.