Award-winning Kloe

Thursday, 07 April 2016

A business trainee has won Challenger Institute of Technology’s prestigious Trainee of the Year Award.

Kloe Green (25), of Henley Brook, received the award at Challenger Institute’s Student Awards Ceremony on 6 April.

The ceremony recognised the achievements of more than 60 students from across the Institute, as well as five major award winners in the categories Aboriginal Student of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools Student of the Year.

Kloe had never studied before commencing her traineeship at Challenger. She said completing the Certificate IV in Business course last year had provided numerous opportunities to expand her career.

“Even though I hadn’t completed any study or training elsewhere it didn’t matter,” Kloe said.

“I was supported the whole way throughout my traineeship and now I have a qualification I can use to apply for university, which is a pathway I never thought possible.

“My career ambition is to further my studies and one day become a manager where I can teach and mentor others.”

Kloe works for Georgiou Group, a national construction, engineering and property development company. Her role involves training new starters on the procedures and daily tasks within her department. 

Business lecturer Marilyn McCutcheon said Kloe worked very hard throughout her traineeship and was passionate about her chosen profession.

“Kloe was quite apprehensive at the commencement of her studies and at one point was even considering ceasing her traineeship,” Ms McCutcheon said.

“Working with Kloe I assured her of her capabilities. It was very rewarding to see her achieve her goal and Kloe’s confidence grow as a result.

“Kloe has a very promising future ahead.”


The 2015 Trainee of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by Challenger Institute of Technology.
Photo – Challenger Institute’s 2015 Trainee of the Year Award winner Kloe Green.    

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