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Abe Archibald nominated for ACT Training Award

Abe Archibald nominated for ACT Training Award

Abe Archibald nominated for ACT Training Award

6 July 2017

College of Business and Economics (CBE) trainee Infrastructure Officer, Abe Archibald, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year category in the 2017 ACT Training Awards.

Over the past 18 months Abe has carved himself a solid and respected reputation among his colleagues at CBE.

In 2016, Abe joined CBE as an administrator in the Human Resources (HR) team on a one year traineeship under the College's Indigenous Trainee Program, run in partnership with the Australian Training ATC.

As well as attaining many and varied HR-based skills, Abe successfully completed his Certificate III in Business Administration.

Towards the end of his 12 month contract with the CBE HR team, Abe expressed interest in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) matters, so decided to pursue this area.

Abe applied for and was offered an additional 12 month traineeship with the Infrastructure team which saw him undertake further study, this time gaining a Certificate IV in WHS.

Despite his achievements, Abe says he was not expecting to be selected as a finalist in the ACT Training Awards.

"I knew about the nomination but didn't think it would go anywhere," he said.

"I've received incredible support from CBE and ATC Training. I feel very lucky to be at CBE and be able to pursue my study while working.

"This has been a great experience that is going to benefit me in the future."

CBE General Manager, Yana Potrebica, said the college was delighted Abe was  selected as a finalist in the ACT Training Awards.

"Not only is Abe an incredibly capable worker that always gets the job done, he also has an amazing attitude. I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of this award than Abe," said Ms Potrebica.

As a result of his achievements and award nomination, Abe has also been selected as an Ambassador for Vocational Education in the ACT and will be asked to go into schools to speak to young people about the opportunities of on the job training.

The 2017 ACT Training Awards will held at the QT hotel, Canberra City on the 31 August. 

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