Alanna, Timothy named training winners



LAST YEAR Alanna Ball helped organise the 2004 Queensland Training Awards, this year she was a district winner.

Alanna Ball and Timothy Hall are Gladstone's finest training achievers after last night's presentation at the Country Plaza International.

Nineteen-year-old Alanna Ball, Ergon Energy Trainee of the Year, has a Certificate 3 Business Administration and works with the Department of Employment and Training.

Alanna also juggled an external university degree in psychology and has recently enrolled in a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Alanna said she was encouraged to participate after seeing how the process brought the most out of the trainees .

'They didn't think their work deserved to be recognised but it has been,' Alanna said.

'I only (participated) to show anyone can do it. I was going to go to uni but I chose to do this.'

Timothy Hall is the Central Queensland Ports Apprentice of the Year and has a Certificate 3 Engineering in Fabrication Trade.

At 23, he works for NRG Gladstone Operating Services. He is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Engineering and has plans to further extend his studying with a degree in Civil Engineering.



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