August 26th, 2016

Australian Training Awards Alumni are integral to National Skills Week, an annual event that celebrates the skills and trades that make up a nation, and draws attention to the many benefits of Vocational Education and Training. Every one of them has an inspiring story to share, and they are all available for interviews and media appearances.

“National Skills Week is about bringing greater understanding to VET and how it provides the opportunity for all Australians to find a career path that suits their passions and interests,” General Manager at SkillsOne Kirstin Casey said.

“Throughout National Skills Week, Australian Training Awards Alumni will take part in major launches nationwide and share their stories in an effort to shine the spotlight on VET and how it has connected them to a successful and fulfilled future in their chosen field. It is a great opportunity for the media to interview Australian Training Awards Alumni as each of them has a rare story that will inspire the public.”

Australian Training Award’s 2015 Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Runner-up Hana Chapman-Speering is just one individual that has a valuable career story to share.

In year 11 Hana took up work experience at an aged care provider, which then inspired her to take up an Australian School-based Apprenticeship. She studied a Certificate III in Aged Care through a VET provider, which equipped her with important training and skills so that she could carry out her duties to a high standard. Hana was provided with the opportunity to learn on the job,

To find out Hana’s full story, and stories of other Australian Training Awards Alumni visit

If you would like to interview an Australian Training Awards Alumni, please contact SkillsOne on (02) 8080 0111.

National Skills Week runs from August 29 to September 4. For more information on the launches taking place in major states nationwide, visit the National Skills Week website:


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