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Trainee of the year

Saturday, 9th July, 2011

STANDOUT: NSW Training Awards finalist Anthony Hayward with Art Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale and West State Training Manager Andrew Pressler. STANDOUT: NSW Training Awards finalist Anthony Hayward with Art Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale and West State Training Manager Andrew Pressler.

Anthony Hayward has been named Broken Hill’s Trainee of the Year for 2011.

Anthony has been working as an Arts Administration trainee for the past two years at the BH Regional Art Gallery after finding a placement there through West State Training.

The 19-year-old was also the local nominee for the 2011 NSW Training Awards and made it through to the finals of the event.

The awards night was held on June 21 in Orange, however bad weather and the recent ash cloud put paid to Anthony’s chances of being able to fly to the ceremony.

Despite his absence Anthony received plaudits on the night, with organisers giving him a special mention and a certificate of achievement.

“They spoke about his outstanding communication skills, and said he interviewed really well,” said West State Training manager Andrew Pressler.

“Although he wasn’t the overall winner they felt he deserved a special mention, and we’re very proud of him.”

Gallery manager Bruce Tindale said Anthony had become an important member of the team down at the gallery, and would be missed when he departs for university next year.

“It’s been great having him, we’ve been fortunate to have him for an extra year of the traineeship,” he said.

“We will be very pleased to see him go to uni next year and go onto great things. We’d like to keep him but we’d hate to see him lose momentum.

“The trainee program has been a great experience for us, we’ve had a great bunch of people over the last few years and hope the scheme continues long into the future.”

Anthony said he was “happy and proud” to receive recognition for his work, and thanked both West State Training and the art gallery for the opportunity to pursue his training.

 

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