Outstanding trainees recognised in G8 Education national awards

Outstanding trainees recognised in G8 Education national awards

by Freya Lucas

April 06, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider G8 Education has announced the winners of its  National Trainee of the Year Award Winners who were selected from more than 70 trainees nominated nationally who pursued their studies through G8 over the past 12 months.

 

Stephanie Campbell from Pelican Childcare Mount Martha won Diploma Trainee of the Year while Erin Howe-Jones from Greenwood Officer Early Learning Centre was named Certificate III Trainee of the Year.

 

Mrs Campbell is currently a lead educator and educational leader, and hopes to continue her ECEC career along a management pathway. Her prize includes a $2,500 bonus, access to an exclusively tailored professional development course through ECEC consultants Semann & Slattery, and a $150 gift card from Australian Apprentice Network Provider, MEGT.

Ms Howe-Jones is an accomplished martial artist and credits this disciplined approach as being integral to her academic success. She plans to continue her studies and undertake a Bachelor qualification. Her prize includes a $1500 bonus along with tailored professional development and a $150 gift card. 

Rori Morris from Community Kids Yandina Early Education Centre secured the win as School Based Trainee of the Year, an award which was extra special since Rori attended the service as a child. 

 

Ms Morris completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and was offered a full- time role in the centre’s Junior Kindy Room when she completed high school last year.

 

“I have really positive memories of my time at Community Kids when I was a child and now I get to make a really positive impact in the lives of children and families at our centre today,” she said.

Her win comes with professional development, a $150 gift card and a $750 bonus.

 

G8 Education CEO and Managing Director Gary Carroll commended the winners on their dedication to educational excellence.

 

“Our National Trainee Awards showcase the dedication of our educators to their profession, and celebrate the incredible role they play to create the foundations for lifelong learning for children in our care,” Mr Carroll said. 

 

He thanked the winners and nominees for their exceptional commitment to growing their careers as early childhood educators, noting the company’s pride in their achievements.

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