Congratulations to Teraya, winner of the School-Based Apprentice of the Year, awarded by the Queensland Training Awards. She is a champion of AITC’s values. Teraya has almost completed a Cert III in business with sports focus with the amazing and supportive team at the Miami Aquatic Centre. She works hard, does customer service, life guards, teaches swimming and trains hard in the pool. Teraya has a Cert II in community service which she says will set her up for her future in medical dispatching in the ER.

Teraya’s best friend Jamie, also from the AITC, was a finalist and he is signed-up in a cabinet making apprenticeship with Soul Timber Designs (contracted to Maritimo) to handcraft decking and unique cabinetry for super yachts.

Jamie and Teraya were standouts as finalists for the Queensland Training Awards. They were chosen from 800 submitted nominations and we are proud of their achievements in industry and education.

The prestigious Queensland Training Awards have been shining a spotlight on excellence in training and the transformative power of skills since 1962. The awards showcase all that’s great about vocational education and training (VET) in Queensland, with categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, as well as training providers and employers.