4 – 11 July 2021
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Apprentice of the Year
Apprentice of the Year

The NAIDOC Apprentice of the Year Award is for an inspirational cadet, apprentice, trainee or intern.

The Apprentice of the Year award nominee must have completed a formal apprenticeship/cadetship or comparable training in the 12 months prior to NAIDOC Week 2020. Proof of completion of such training should be included with the nomination.

To nominate an individual for the Apprentice of the Year use the following selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category
  2. The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian population
  3. Demonstrated leadership
  4. The individual’s future goals and likely impact
  5. Demonstrated commitment to personal/vocational/career development

Past winners have included Sharee Yamashita an electrical apprentice from Thursday Island and Folau Talbot who has put smiles back on people’s faces through his qualification in Dental Technology.

Be inspired by the 2019 NAIDOC Apprentice of the Year winner Ganur Maynard who used his language skills and legal training to complete an apprenticeship with an international law firm.