8 March 2018
The Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government celebrate the contribution of women to local government in NSW. In addition to recognising the significant contribution of Award winners, the Awards aim to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in Local Government in NSW.
“We are very proud Breanna has been recognised as the inaugural winner of the 2018 Ministers’ Award for Women in Local Government Traineeship Award. She is a welcome addition to the team at Council and it is only fitting that she has been awarded for her efforts. This is a significant achievement at the start of her career and reflects what is to come,” General Manager Eric Groth said.
“Council has been supportive of traineeships for many years and puts in place a Business Administration Traineeship yearly to focus on skills development in that area. They are mentored throughout the process and have access to training, support and guidance to help establish their careers. It is not only a rewarding experience for the trainees because they are investing in their future, but also for Council because it’s fostering a progressive environment for job seekers locally.
“The need for and value of a traineeship role is identified in Council’s 10-year Community Strategic Plan. The plan outlines the need to attract and retain young people and families to our area to maintain population balance and for Council and local business to provide traineeships and apprenticeship opportunities for young people across a variety of industry sectors.”