Kloe Green wins Tafe Trainee of the Year to build a bright future


Kloe Green has won the prestigious Challenger Institute of Technology’s Trainee of the Year award. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d452550
Kloe Green has won the prestigious Challenger Institute of Technology’s Trainee of the Year award. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d452550

The Georgiou Group employee is this year’s winner of the prestigious Challenger Institute of Technology’s Trainee of the Year award, after she completed her Certificate IV in Business last year.

“It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever won,” Ms Green said.

“Even though I hadn’t completed any study or training elsewhere, it didn’t matter.

“I was not expecting to win.”

Ms Green was awarded a trophy and a couple of certificates at a ceremony at Notre Dame University earlier this month.

“I’m also receiving a prize, but I don’t know what it is just yet.” she said.

Georgiou Group is a national construction, engineering and property development group, whose plant headquarters is in Hazelmere.

Ms Green was recently promoted to the position of office co-ordinator, where her role involves training new starters on the procedures, as well as other daily tasks.

“I do all the supplier accounts entering, such as daily fuel management,” she said.

“I also do PA work for the general manager and all sorts of office queries. I really like it.”

Business lecturer Marilyn McCutcheon said Ms Green worked very hard throughout her traineeship and was passionate about her profession.

“Kloe was quite apprehensive at the commencement of her studies and at one point was even considering ceasing her traineeship,” she said.

“Working with Kloe I assured her of her capabilities.

“It was very rewarding to see her achieve her goal and Kloe’s confidence grow as a result. She has a very promising future ahead.”

Ms Green said she was lucky to be supported by Georgiou Group throughout her traineeship.

“I now have a qualification I can use to apply for university, which is a pathway I never thought possible,” she said.

“And my workplace said they would support me if I wanted to do a course that related to work.

“My career ambition is to become a manager where I can teach and mentor others.”