No stranger to success, Emma won Challenger Institute’s 2012 Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year awards, and was an NLN High Performance Women in Mining Award finalist.
As the first female apprentice to train with BHP Billiton Nickel West Leinster, Emma is working towards a qualification as an electrical tradesperson and instrument technician. She is doing additional study through Challenger Institute of Technology as a mature-age student.
Emma has already been offered a position with the underground electrical team upon finishing her apprenticeship. She also plans to revive a program that allows female high school students to visit mine sites to see operations and job roles.
Holly Johnson, of Leeming, is one of three finalists in the WA School based Apprentice of the Year Award. She is pursuing her passion for sport and recreation while completing her WA Certificate of Education at Lynwood Senior High School through the Sports Education and Development Australia program.
Holly is also working towards a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation and Certificate II in Sport Coaching, while gaining industry experience through the Fremantle Dockers Football Club’s community development program.
Amana Living in Bull Creek is vying for honours in the WA Small Training Provider of the Year category. It has offered training for more than 20 years, giving staff qualifications, while providing career pathways to encourage people to join or remain in the aged care sector.