Abbey Lee Sergeant wins Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year Award @ The Australian Training Awards 2011

Abbey Sergeant, a trainee Youth Development Officer in the multicultural Shire of Katanning, thrives on organising and delivering programs for young people in her community. In this role, she applies for and administers program grants, produces a monthly newsletter and speaks to local high school students about upcoming events. She strongly believes in programs designed to support the shire’s youth, particularly the ‘Finding my Place’ program, which helps disengaged students to continue learning and find a suitable career path.

Abbey is currently completing her Certificate IV in Community Services Work and believes that working alongside experienced colleagues has been one of the key benefits of her Australian Apprenticeship. In addition to working and studying, Abbey participates in the local netball and football clubs and assists the Katanning Rotary Club. Her wide-ranging community involvement means nineteen-year-old Abbey is a very well known and respected member of her community.

VJ Thomas Greader