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Congratulations to our 2022 WA Training Awards Finalists

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Our North Regional TAFE finalists have been announced! 

A big congratulations to the two North Regional TAFE students who have been announced as finalist for the 2022 WA Training Awards. 

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2022 finalist

Courtney Charles, South Hedland 
After high school, Courtney - a proud Banjima, Nyul Nyul and Yindjibarnbi woman was not ready to move to Perth for university. Instead, she applied for an Administration Traineeship with BHP through North Regional TAFE and is completing a Certificate III in Business.

Courtney has worked on encouraging diversity in the workplace and assisted with the WA Iron Ore (WAIO) NAIDOC Awards Night. Her goal is to secure a position as a Crew Development Officer through ongoing training with BHP.

WA School-based Apprentice of the Year 2022 finalist

Khesharna Lee, South Hedland
As a problem solver and creative thinker, it was only natural that Khesharna from Hedland Senior High School chose an engineering pathway.

She is currently completing a Certificate II in Engineering hosted by BHP and delivered through North Regional TAFE and Programmed Training Services.

Khesharna is the only female to follow a mining industry training pathway in her intake and has been described as a strong young leader with the courage to step up and challenge any adversities in the workplace.


The winners of each category will be announced at the Presentation Ceremony on 21 September at Crown Perth.

We wish Courtney and Khesharna the best of luck for the awards and we look forward to seeing the winners announced at the ceremony. 

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