Outstanding achievements at the 2023 Apprenticeship Employment Network Awards

In November the winners of the 2023 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at The Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne. Two CVGT Employment Group Training employees were among the list of finalists this year. We are excited to announce both employees won in their categories with Ngatatji Bysouth awarded ‘School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year’ and Chelsea Hill awarded ‘Inspiration Award – Indigenous Student of the Year’.

CVGT Employment Group Training celebrate a successful 2023 AEN Awards at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.<br> L-R: Mark Little, Jason Russell, Jade Horton, Rochelle Whalen and Daniel James.

Opening Doors – creating amazing futures is the vision for CVGT Employment and 2023 was our first full year of this clearly articulated vision being in place. We also celebrated our 40th anniversary with our new look and brand, CVGT Employment.

To say it has been a busy year would be understating it. Externally, the pressures from the rising cost of living and a low unemployment rate have affected our staff and participants however, this is where we thrive and create innovative ways to find people meaningful employment.

We are looking forward to 2024 and seeing how employment services may further evolve to provide a better service and outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Jason Russell
Chief Executive Officer, CVGT Employment

About Australian Employment Network Awards

The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) is the peak industry body representing not for profit group training companies across Victoria and is part of a national network of group training associations.

The AEN Awards recognise and honour the achievements of apprentices and trainees and recognise the value of host employers that support the network.

The 2023 award night also acknowledged the 40th anniversary of AEN, as a peak association for the Group Training sector, and in combination with CVGT Employment’s own 40th anniversary this year, these awards were significantly poignant.

Mark Little
CVGT Employment General Manager, Strategy and Communications

CVGT Employment Group Training Employee Winners

School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

Ngatatji Bysouth

The School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award recognises Victorian students who are undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification as a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship and their commitment to their studies at school and in the workplace.

Ngatatji won everyone’s hearts on the night when he accepted the award and spoke so eloquently when thanking his school supports and especially his mum for all the love and support she provides.
Mark Little
CVGT Employment General Manager, Strategy and Communications

Ngatatji is completing his School-Based traineeship through CVGT Employment’s Indigenous School-Based Project.

Inspiration Award: Indigenous Student of the Year

Chelsea Hill

The Inspiration Award: Indigenous Student of the Year recognises the achievements of our Victorian Indigenous apprentices and trainees and their commitment to their communities and career.

Winner of the award Chelsea is undertaking a Certificate III in Community Services with the City of Greater Bendigo and through this traineeship has been able to engage with community members and support initiatives that fosters community development.

Congratulations to all the finalists and award winners of the 2023 AEN Awards.

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