In 2009, I initiated the Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards to recognise, reward and encourage careers in local trades and small business. The apprentices and trainees of today will help form the backbone of our future small businesses and our local economy.
There are hundreds of apprentices and trainees currently gaining valuable work experience in a variety of industries such as hospitality, construction, automotive, manufacturing and agriculture in the electorate of Casey.
I have long believed that we should be doing all we can to encourage and value excellence in our apprentices and trainees. I am proud to announce the opening of nominations for the 2017 Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards.
These awards are judged by an independent panel of prominent local business leaders that is chaired by Phil Munday of Phil Munday’s Panel Works.
I encourage you to nominate an outstanding local apprentice or trainee for an award by completing and returning the attached nomination form or completing the form on my website www.tonysmithmp.com/casey/apprenticeship-awards. Nominations are now open, please feel free to pass this application form on to anyone who may wish to nominate a local apprentice or trainee for this award.
Nominations close on Friday 22 September 2017.