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Awards for Recognition

2018 Apprentice of the Year Award

Congratulations to our very first Apprentice of the Year winner: Natasha Harper from Covergirl Marine Trimming

Natasha has just completed her first year apprenticeship in Auto/Marine Trimming Technology and qualified for entry into: level 1 category of the 2018 Apprentice of the year Award where she had to produce a duffle bag following set criteria. 

In an interview with The Leader newspaper, Natasha commented on her career choice by explaining that when she approached her school careers advisor for information on the trade she chose, they did not know that such a job existed.  Now, in her actual career of choice and undertaking an apprenticeship, Natasaha says 'this is the best job ever!"  Click here to read about Nathasha's winning entry.

Details about the 2019 Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsorship and inclusions will be availalbe August 2018.  Click here to receive information as soon as it is made available.


Awards for Excellence

The Specialised Textiles Association Awards for Excellence, offers members a chance to showcase their technical skills, design excellence and innovation to other members and the industry at large.

Women of the Year Award

The Specialised Textiles Association’s (STA), Women in Textiles Committee aims to recognise and acknowledge the achievements of women within the Australian textile industry.

Young Achievers Award

This category recognises the individual for outstanding workmanship and innovation in the production of a product or project made from either natural or synthetic fabric, by a person (or persons under the age of 35 years).