Glencore Mount Isa Mines employee Bonnie Anderson has been named the North Queensland winner of the Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year.
The Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year award is presented to an individual undertaking an apprenticeship who has been outstanding in all aspects of their training and demonstrates the relevance of lifelong learning.
Ms Anderson was one of several North Queensland regional winners in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards announced last week, recognising their significant contribution to training Queenslanders during a challenging time.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said Bonnie Anderson won the Apprentice of the Year for her commitment to a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.
"After four years in real estate, Bonnie Anderson was keen to get out from behind a desk and find a more physical, hands-on career," Ms Farmer said.
"As the daughter of a dual-tradesperson, Bonnie decided to take the leap and apply for an apprenticeship through Glencore's Queensland Metals Apprenticeship Program - and in July 2020 she became a fully-qualified electrician.
"Congratulations to all the regional winners who are the skilled Queenslanders we need for our economy to continue to bounce back."
The regional winners will now vie for the state titles, which will be announced at the State Final Event in September.
Full list of North Queensland winners:
Small Employer of the Year - Core Developments NQ
Medium Employer of the Year - Mendi Group
Large Employer of the Year - Wilmar Sugar
Community Training Initiative of the Year - North Queensland Toyota Cowboys
VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year - Valerio Esposito
Equity VET Student of the Year - Alanah Hembrow
School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year - Dylan Woodfield
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year - Kailu Johnson
Vocational Student of the Year - Benjamin Jones
Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year - Kailu Johnson
Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year - Bonnie Anderson
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