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Reece Oldfield wins 2020 NSW Training Awards – People’s Choice

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Reece Oldfield wins 2020 NSW Training Awards – People’s Choice

BY Skillset 13 Oct, 2020

Skillset Trainee, Reece Oldfield has won the 2020 NSW Training Awards’ People’s Choice Award for Trainee of the Year, after more than 6,500 votes over four weeks were placed for the People’s Choice Awards, with Reece taking out the top spot in the Trainee category.

Reece Oldfield holds an honourable standing in his community for his commitment to community service and youth mentoring. Reece has had many achievements including volunteering for eight years with the NSW Rural Fire Service and ultimately being elected Crew Leader. Reece was also integral in the set-up of the Rylstone-Kandos Show Youth Committee, holding the presidency for five years.

In 2017, Reece was awarded the Mid-Western Regional Council Young Citizen of the Year for his leadership skills and commitment to the Mid-Western region community.

“I’d like to thank the Mid-Western region community for their efforts in helping me win this award. I can’t thank everyone enough who has helped me on my journey including Skillset, Moolarben and Train365. I am incredibly proud to be an ambassador for Vocational Education and Training and I’d encourage anyone to seriously consider a traineeship or apprenticeship as a career pathway,” said Mr Oldfield.

Reece who was employed by Skillset and completed his traineeship with host employer, Yancoal Moolarben Coal Operations, in January 2020 and quickly secured full-time employment with the organisation.

“My goal is to continually better myself and keep learning. I never want to be in a position where I’m left behind because I have outdated skills or lack knowledge of industry trends. My training has shown me the immense value of practical experience and mentoring,” Mr Oldfield added.

Reece was also named as a finalist for the NSW Training Awards Trainee of the Year after being selected in the top six out of approximately 30,000 trainees state wide.

Skillset CEO, Craig Randazzo said, “Reece has achieved outstanding performance in his traineeship and has a driven nature, exceptional communication and presentation skills, as well as the phenomenal commitment to the Mudgee region through his many voluntary commitments. This is a remarkable achievement for someone just starting their career.”

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