Bright sparks feature in Group Training Awards 

Samantha Harbrow (with Don Zoellner)

Twenty-year-old Charles Darwin University-trained VET student Samantha Harbrow is an example of success in a male-dominated world.

Samantha has been nominated for the Australian Apprentice of the Year award by Group Training NT.

She completed her Certificate III in Electrotechnology at CDU while working for NT firm Airductor and is considered by her employer as an inspiration for other young women aiming for a trades career.

She has already won several awards, including the inaugural Group Training Female Apprentice Sponsorship Award in 2004, the 2006 Territory Construction Association Apprentice of the Year and runner-up in the DEET Training Awards Apprentice of the Year in 2006.

‘I gain great job satisfaction and reward from what I do ensuring attention to detail,’ she said. ‘Everyday I must put my licence on the line and certify my work is quality.’

Kirsty Marwick, Field Officer for Group Training NT said Samantha worked hard to achieve her goals. ‘She is a shining example of the vocational education system,’ she said.