Pinjarra SHS’s Sterling Winmar nominated for WA School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year


Sterling Winmar with his girlfriend Madi.
Sterling Winmar with his girlfriend Madi.

PINJARRA Senior High School student Sterling Winmar was nominated for the 2016 WA School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year.

Sterling was one of five students nominated from across WA, which speaks highly of his work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm in the workplace.

VET co-ordinator Fleur Ambrosa said Sterling did not win the award, but it was a huge compliment to be nominated.

Sterling is currently completing a Certificate II in Information, Technology and Media in a school-based traineeship arrangement with the Water Corporation, South Metro Youth Links (SMYL) and Pinjarra Senior High School.

Ms Ambrosa said Sterling actively sought opportunities to network and find out more information about vocational pathways in the industry.

Last year Sterling was nominated to be an Australian Indigenous Mentor Experience (AIME) ambassador. AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers.

Mrs Ambrosa said Sterling had strong leadership skills and a determination to gain more qualifications. He has already been offered apprentice opportunities as a result of being nominated for this award.