SINCE being named WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2015, Mandurah resident Kahli King Elliott has taken a great leap in her career with WA Police.
Having started her career as a police cadet, completing a two-year traineeship in the process, Ms Elliott has now been accepted into the WA Police Academy.
She has also become an ambassador for recruitment, visiting schools in her home town of Kununurra, as well as those in the Mandurah area, to mentor Aboriginal people and encourage them into the workforce.
“Being part of the WA Training Awards has been an incredible opportunity to represent myself and the training pathway I took,” she said.
“Being able to be a voice for the Aboriginal community, WA Police, the vocational education and training pathway, and also for people from rural areas has been one of the best things about winning a WA Training Award.”
Ms Elliott is hoping her experience will inspire other outstanding individuals and organisations to display their achievements as part of the WA Training Awards 2016.
“My hot tip for anyone thinking about applying for the awards is to just be yourself as the judges want to get to know you personally and professionally,” she said.
“And have fun. The end result doesn’t matter – at least you get to experience this incredible opportunity.”
There are 13 categories in this year’s awards, including WA Apprentice of the Year, WA Cultural Diversity Training Award, WA Small Training Provider of the Year and the WA Industry Collaboration Award.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 13 May.
Award winners will be announced in September and each winner will receive $5000 in cash or prizes.
Winners may also be eligible to compete against the nation’s best in the Australian Training Awards later this year.
Visit the awards website or call 6551 5608.