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Congratulations to TasTAFE-trained students Ashton Brown and Arop Majok, who won their categories at the Tasmanian Training Awards on Friday 1 September.

Ashton was named Apprentice of the Year and will represent Tasmania at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra in November. The Apprentice of the Year Award is presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of his/her trade.

Ashton’s family has a dairy farm and from childhood she spent every spare moment helping her father repair and maintain their machinery, developing a passion for the area. Ashton completed her Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology at TasTAFE earlier this year and is employed by Farm Machinery Tasmania.

Arop Majok, who completed a Certificate III in Aged Care and a Certificate III in Home and Community Care at TasTAFE was named Equity Vocational Student of the Year.

Arop arrived in Australia in 2006 from a refugee camp in Kenya where he had lived since he was five. He had to learn to read and write English from the beginning and undertook a Certificate I in Spoken and Written English at TasTAFE before progressing to Certificate II and III.

In 2015 he completed a Certificate II in Community Services and a Certificate III in Disability Support. He then found work but continued with his studies to complete a Certificate III in Aged Care and a Certificate III in Community Care. Arop now works as a disability support worker with Oak Possability.

 Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!


TasTAFE students win Tasmanian Training Awards