East Arnhem Shire Council congratulates Lisa Oosen, the 2012 Northern Territory Training Awards Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.
As the Major Sponsor of the Award, EASC President Banambi Wunungmurra had the pleasure of personally congratulating and presenting Lisa with the award at the 2012 NT Training Awards Gala Ball on Saturday night.
Lisa who originates from Queensland; moved to Gove to pursue a career in mining having completed a Certificate I in Resources and Infrastructure & a Certificate II in Business Administration.
By her own admission, Lisa was a naïve, young kid fresh out of school with no confidence and no idea of her potential or the opportunities available to her beyond school life. However, after joining the Pacific Aluminium Arnhem Learning Education Regional Training (ALERT) program in 2010, the 19-year-old now says she is a determined, focused, skilled and confident young woman who knows exactly what she wants out of life.
Lisa has now commenced a Certificate III in Transport and Logistics (Warehouse & Storage) so that she can reach her goal to be a qualified warehouse operator at Pacific Aluminium’s Gove Operations.
As the 2012 Northern Territory winner of this category, Lisa will now go on as a Northern Territory nominee for the Australian Training Awards held in November 2012.
East Arnhem Shire Council would also like to acknowledge & congratulate runner-up Myra Clark and fellow finalists Raina Rogers & Deb Lyons.
This is the third year that East Arnhem Shire Council has sponsored the NT Training Awards which officially recognises achievements and excellence in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.