ReadyTech supports VET careers at ACT Training Awards

ReadyTech ACT Training Awards

ReadyTech supported the future growth of VET careers through platinum sponsorship of this year’s ACT Training Awards where it presented the ReadyTech ACT Apprentice of the Year Award to winner James White.


ReadyTech supported VET careers in Australia through sponsorship of the ACT Training Awards in September where it presented the ReadyTech ACT Apprentice of the Year Award to Canberra Institute of Technology graduate James White.

The ACT Training Awards is an annual awards program that celebrates the achievements of all those who are involved in the ACT’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.

For the fourth year running ReadyTech was a platinum sponsor and presented the ACT Apprentice of the Year Award. The winner goes on to compete in the national Australian Training Awards which will be held in November.

ReadyTech CEO Marc Washbourne said the future of VET was important to Australia and the company was proud to support that future at this year’s ACT Training Awards.

“We’ve had a long association with vocational education and training in Australia and we have a special affinity for the pool of talent the ACT is able to deliver year after year,” Washbourne said.

“Last year we were thrilled to name the ACT Apprentice of the Year – Matthew Egan – and we were pleased once again this year to showcase another VET success story in the 2019 winner James White.”

ReadyTech Head of Education Strategy and VET expert Chris Smith was invited to participate as part of the judging panel for the ACT Training Awards for the third year in a row in 2019.

“I’m always impressed by the powerful success stories that come out of the ACT’s VET industry. This year is no exception and I’d like to personally congratulate all the finalists and nominees this year.”

The winner, James White, is a Certificate III in Carpentry graduate from Canberra Institute of Technology who is now employed in construction by Actpro Group.

This year’s other finalists for the ReadyTech ACT Apprentice of the Year Award were:

Christopher Bale

Qualification: Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
Training Provider: Canberra Institute of Technology
Employer: Yowani Country Club

Mohsen Karimi

Qualification: Certificate III in Hairdressing
Training Provider: College of Transformation, Education and Training
Employer: Bentley’s Hair of Canberra

Jayne Roberts

Qualification: Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (Horticulture)
Training Provider: Canberra Institute of Technology
Employer: Transport Canberra and City Services

Sally Shipard

Qualification: Certificate III in Carpentry
Training Provider: Masters in Building Trading
Employer: BBD Construction

Kerryn Thomas

Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Training Provider: Canberra Institute of Technology
Employer: Delta Building Automation

The ACT Training Awards were held in the ACT on Thursday 12th September. The national Australian Training Awards will be held on 21 November in Brisbane.