Last night Emily and I had the pleasure to attend the Careerforce Awards dinner in Wellington. We were joined by Leonie Haumu and her Whānau, unfortunately Katrina Collins was unable to attend.
The night was a great success! I am delighted to say that Katrina was awarded the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award. Leonie just missed out on the winners circle, but getting to the final three of the extremely hard fought Maori Trainee of the year was an amazing achievement.
As well as a wonderful Koru trophy, Katrina wins a $2,000 prize which I am sure will come in handy!
This really is a tremendous achievement for Katrina and Leonie and we are extremely proud of what they have done, as we are of all our staff who have successfully completed the Level 4 qualifications over the past three years.
I would also like to acknowledge Emily Spurdle who, for those of you not involved in the training programme, has led and developed the modules, content and ensured that our staff are supported to achieve and complete these courses. The quality of the content and facilitation is so good that we are now delivering this training to other providers, and Careerforce have been recommending it to many other providers.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself , thank you to all three for being such wonderful ambassadors for Goodwood Park Healthcare Group. We look forward to this years intake and apprenticeships being just as successful… no pressure.