Coffs Harbour vocational student among the best in the state

Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today congratulated Coffs Harbour local, Lauren Tarrant of the Office of Environment and Heritage for being named as a finalist in the 2016 NSW State Training Awards to be held in Sydney on 8 September, 2016.

Lauren is a finalist in the Trainee of the Year category and has demonstrated exceptional passion and commitment to her vocational education and training.

“The NSW economy is growing strongly, and we need to make sure we set our young people up with the right skills and training to get a job,” Mr Fraser said.

“The NSW Government is offering 550,000 subsidised places in vocational education and training so people like Lauren have the best start to getting a job and building a career,” Mr Fraser added.

“Being named as a finalist in the NSW State Training Awards is a fantastic achievement and I wish Laruen well at the awards – I am sure she will do the Coffs Harbour electorate proud.”

Minister for Skills John Barilaro also congratulated the finalist on joining the ranks of the best VET students in the State.

“The NSW Training Awards is an annual showcase of the world class vocational education and training offered in NSW,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The quality of the finalists is outstanding and is testament to our excellent teachers and trainers in NSW in our quality public, private and community training providers.

“NSW continues to have the strongest economy of any state in the country and the highest jobs growth confirming the position as the economic powerhouse of the nation.

“To ensure that our economic advantage is supported and sustained, we need to continue to strengthen our skills base by providing vocational education and training options that connect everyone with jobs,” Mr Barilaro said.

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