Meet Courtney Hogan our nominee for Trainee of the Year for the NSW Training Awards 2018.

Courtney Hogan - Trainee of the Year - Skillset

Skillset is proud to nominate Courtney for Trainee of the Year. During her traineeship, we were extremely impressed with her dedication and enthusiasm to her studies and job.

Courtney has lived in Dubbo NSW for her entire life and after completing high school, she undertook her traineeship at Dubbo Regional Council – Rainbow Cottage. Her supervisor Ann Kean said it was a pleasure to watch Courtney’s self-confidence grow, particularly in her work. She is a confident and capable member of our team. She is able to field questions from anxious parents and to reassure them their child is receiving the best of care. She has always had a natural affinity with her young charges and has learned how to manage the varied and often challenging developmental behaviours of the babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers.

Courtney said she has always had an interest with working with children and jumped at the chance to apply for the Traineeship position when it was advertised by Skillset Workforce.

On top of Courtney’s training and employment, she is also an exceptional Hockey Player and has been chosen for various representative honours, including:

• Western Premier League – A Grade for Lithgow in 2017 and A Grade for Orange in 2018/
• Local Dubbo Hockey Competition – Named the Highest Goal Scorer for A Grade and named the Most Valuable Player.
• In 2016, selected for the NSW Under 18s Indoor Hockey Team
• In 2016, selected as a shadow player for the NSW Under 21s NSW Indoor Hockey Team
• In 2017, selected for the NSW Country Opens Hockey Team
• In 2017, selected to play for the 2018 Australian Under 21s Country Team.

Courtney is a wonderful advocate for further vocational study. She said it has been a great opportunity to study and work straight after completing high school. She said she would encourage anyone who has finished school to consider a Traineeship as it gives you work experience, valuable skills and a foot in the door to pursue an industry you are passionate about.

Courtney has been nominated by Skillset for this award for her dedication to all aspects of her life including study, employment and community sports involvement. Her ambition to continue her education and pursue university is inspiring, but so is her passion for helping teach younger generations at such an important stage of their life.

Well done Courtney!