Karri wins Indigenous Trainee of the Year

Karri wins Indigenous Trainee of the Year
A Casino based dental assistant trainee has been awarded the Indigenous Trainee of the Year at the 2018 Hunter Valley Training Company Excellence Awards.

Karri Williams, a trainee with Northern NSW Local Health District Oral Health Services, completed her traineeship at the Casino Aboriginal Medical Service over the past year.

“I was surprised when I was told I’d won the award,” Karri said. “It’s an award that my family and I are proud of and that I achieved doing something I really enjoy.”

In partnership with Bulgarr Ngaru Aboriginal Medical Service, Northern NSW Local Health District supports local indigenous trainees to complete their training in regional locations through the dental assistant trainee program.

“I’m thankful to have been given the opportunity to complete my traineeship in a service heavily involved around my local Aboriginal community with an amazing group of co-workers and am able to pursue my career in the field of Oral Health,” Karri said.

Tara Reade, Dental Assistant Site Leader at Casino Aboriginal Medical Service praised Karri’s teamwork and calm nature.

“Karri adapted so well to the different duties as a Dental Assistant, assisting in the child clinic as well as assisting with school assessments. She was popular among our child patients who find her cheerful and calming in a reassuring manner,” Tara said.

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