Michael Bellamy – Recipient of the AEN Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Bellamy commenced his journey in the group training sector in July 1988, when he joined the then emerging Wimmera and Grampians Group Training Company (which later became WorkCo and is now known as Skillinvest).
Being only the 3rd member of the team, Mike quickly established himself as a networker, sharing his passion for the industry within the communities of the Wimmera region, and across the group training sector at a time where management systems and a uniform approach to service was scarce.
Mike’s involvement in, and influence on, the group training sector now spans over 30 years, having spent the past 16 years with Westvic Staffing Solutions as the Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety Manager.
His passion for the industry, and in particular the quality and safety of the industry, has provided an unparalleled collaboration of resources and shared intelligence which will be Mike’s legacy to the sector into the future. Without doubt, the industry is safer in 2019 than it was 30 years ago due to the tireless efforts of Mike Bellamy.
Mike was recognised for his lifetime achievement at the 2019 Victorian Training Awards in Melbourne on 6 December 2019. Westvic Staffing Solutions joins the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) in congratulating and celebrating Mike’s outstanding achievement.