WA Updates

What an amazing few months it has been for our LEA trainees here in WA! Since the last update, we have welcomed 15 new trainees to Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre and Morley Sport and Recreation Centre who have excelled in their current working roles and have been incredible over the extremely busy summer period. We have also successfully completed a number of trainees, with the majority of them transitioning to casual employees who have also been exceptional over the summer holidays working across multiple different roles!


TAFE Update:

Just prior to the term ending, all of our new trainees participated in their first NMTAFE theory session and were shown the ropes of Blackboard, Microsoft Teams and how to access their assessments. I am looking forward to working closely with the trainees on their theory work and seeing what they produce over the duration of their traineeship!


Awards Wrap Up: 

It has been a very busy and extremely exciting awards season for many of our trainees! I was lucky enough to travel to Adelaide and attend the Australian Training Awards with Sophia Pitaro who was the Western Australian State finalist in the Australian School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award. This was an amazing achievement in itself, and the awards didn’t stop there!

Kyeden Heir was a finalist for the NMTAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award Category, Dux of Year 12 for VET students and received the Leadership Award at his school.

Robert Nicolosi received a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of LEA for his hard work over the last year and is also in the very deserving position of Deputy Head Boy at his school.

Last but not least, Desiree Baxter was the joint winner of the NMTAFE School-based Apprentice of the Year award, a State Finalist in the Western Australian Training Awards, and was the recipient of the LEA WA Trainee of the Year Award and the LEA National School-Based Trainee of the Year Award!! An incredible journey and a great model for all trainees across the country!

I am so incredibly proud to work with such a talented, ambitious group of young people here in WA and I am so excited to see what the next chapter holds for all of them!

Finally, I would love to congratulate National Pathways Manager, Laura, and her husband Tommy on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl! She is an absolute joy and is definitely the cutest addition to the LEA family!


Jakub Jelinek

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