Kar­ratha stu­dent takes home top gong

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A Kar­ratha wo­man has been recog­nised as the WA Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der Stu­dent of the Year in the WA Train­ing Awards.

Naomi Beath was named one of 12 win­ners of this year’s State vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing awards, nar­rowed down from a pool of 42 fi­nal­ists, at a pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner last month.

Her award recog­nises the achieve­ment of an Abo­rig­i­nal or Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der stu­dent with a strong un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of train­ing and a com­mit­ment to learn­ing, and is spon­sored by The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foun­da­tion.

Depart­ment of Train­ing and Work­force Devel­op­ment WA di­rec­tor-gen­eral Dr Ruth Shean con­grat­u­lated Naomi on her achieve­ment, which she said pro­vided a good foun­da­tion for her fu­ture suc­cess.

“The WA Train­ing Awards pro­vide a tremen­dous op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the suc­cess sto­ries of in­di­vid­u­als as role mod­els for oth­ers, as well as the im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion that or­gan­i­sa­tions make to the VET sec­tor,” she said.

Ms Beath is a Kari­yarra wo­man of the Port Hed­land area, who grew up in Kar­ratha and re­turned here af­ter work­ing for eight years in Perth.

She qual­i­fied in lo­gis­tics through an ini­tial trainee­ship, and went on to study to be­come a process plant op­er­a­tor af­ter­work­ing at the Kar­ratha Gas Plant.

Deputy Premier and Train­ing and Work­force Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey praised the award win­ners for their achieve­ments.

“I con­grat­u­late all the win­ners and fi­nal­ists, and com­mend them for their out­stand­ing lead­er­ship, achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions within their re­spec­tive fields,” the Min­is­ter said.

Te­gan Mos­sop, from Fitzroy Cross­ing, won WA Trainer of the Year.

Pic­ture: Gabriel Mas­soni

Train­ing and Work­force Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey and WA Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der Stu­dent of the Year Naomi Beath.

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