The Skill Engineer Ltd. Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards 2023

The VET (Vocational Education and Training) Awards honour students who have shown exemplary performance during their vocational training placements.

These awards also commend the incredible host employers for nurturing young talents and contributing immensely to the community. We’d also like to acknowledge the teachers and mentors who put forward their students for nomination.

Honouring the Winners & Their Categories

First Nations Students Award:
Jonathan Koszek (TAFE NSW – Wyong – Electrotechnology)
Taalirah Gritswood (MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale NSW – Business Services)

Business Services Award:
Alina Torossian (St Patrick’s Marist College)

Host Employer Award – Business Services:
PCYC Hornsby / Ku-ring-gai
Remax Pamilya Properties Central Coast

Construction Award:
Harry Voorma (Oakhill College)
Brayden Hawkins (St Brigid’s Catholic College)

Host Employer Award – Construction:
GT Prestige Building Service
As Built

Financial Services Award:
Josef Lewis (St Edward’s Catholic College)

Entertainment Award:
Daniel Herd (St. Edward’s College)
Ethan Papageorgiou (Marian Catholic College Kenthurst)

New Host Employer Award:
Officeworks Hornsby
Palmers Tours

Food and Beverage:
Annika Byrne (St Patrick’s Marist College)
Bonnie Simity (Kariong Mountains High)
Kitchen Operations:
Patrick Elvin (MacKillop Catholic College),
Max Blockley (Muirfield High School)

Hospitality Host Employer Award:
Pennant Hills Golf Club
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Anglicare – Will’s Cafe

Manufacturing and Engineering Award:
Sandor Torok (St. Edwards College)

Manufacturing Host Employer Award:
Central Steel Pty Limited 

Primary Industries Award:
Asher Wyles (Northlakes High School)

Host Employer Award – Primary Industries:
McGrath Stockfeeds
Dural Plant Market

Retail Host Employer Award:
Target Carlingford
Bohemian Traders

Host Employer Award – Travel, Tourism, and Events:
Glenworth Valley Wilderness Adventures

Sport Coaching Award:
Ally Sheriff (Oakhill College)

Sport Coaching Host Employer Award:
United Gymnastics Academy

Sport and Recreation Host Employer Award:
Treetops Adventure Central Coast
Motiv8sports Hills

Fitness Host Employer Award:
Active Fitness HQ

Human Services Host Employer Award:
Killarney Vale Residential Aged Care Facility

Electrotechnology Host Employer Award:
Arcs N Sparks
Norgrove Electrical

Automotive Host Employer Award:
Central Coast Auto Group
Castle Hill Auto’s No 1 Pty Ltd

Big shoutout to Chef Daniel & the Fork’n’Knife team for the delicious spread and to our musical trio – Matt, Connor, and Luke. And a huge thank you to our MCs, Graelen Fitzpatrick and Chloe Lockwood.

Shoutout to Peppa for welcoming us in language, the The Skill Engineer Structured Workplace Learning Team for coordinating the event, Skilled Creative for incredible production work and photography, and Design Plus Digital for helping to promote the event.

Thank you NSW Department of Education Brendan Gembitsky and Chairperson Matt Grant for your keynote speeches. Thank you to our very supportive Board of Directors and special guests in attendance.

Missed the event? Don’t worry, catch the replay here.


We acknowledge the Darkinjung and Pangerang (Bangerang) people and pay our respect to Elders past and present on whose land we have made our home and reap the opportunities. We look to the future with hope as we walk side by side with our First Nations people in the spirit of reconciliation and truth telling.

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