Toodyay teacher an awards finalist

Danni Grundy at the WA awards night in Perth.
Danni Grundy at the WA awards night in Perth.

TOODYAY’s talented Danni Grundy was recognised as one of the finalists to represent WA in the Australian Training Awards to be held in Tasmania this year.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said six individuals and four organisations were at the top of their respective fields. “Each individual and organisation was chosen to represent WA because of the dedication they have shown, whether it’s learning the ropes as an apprentice or leading the way in training delivery,” she said.

“They have all worked hard to reach this level of success and should be proud of their achievements.

“Finalists are also in a unique position of being able to actively demonstrate what can be accomplished through a skills-based career, becoming role models to apprentices and trainees from all over Australia.”

Winners of this year’s awards will be named in Hobart on November 19.

Individual finalists include Thalia Wilkinson of Beechboro (Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Award); Katherine Haag of Mt Richon (Vocational Student of the Year Award); Kahli King Elliott of Mandurah (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award); Sandra Van Der Gaag of Yokine (Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award); Jared Stone of Doubleview (Australia Apprentice of the Year Award); and Danni Grundy of Toodyay (VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award).

The annual event has recognised more than 30 individuals and organisations from WA since it began in 1994.