Judith McKay is a champion of VET in the Northern Territory. To appreciate how highly valued her work is, it is important to acknowledge the challenges of remoteness, working across the Northern Territory with a population under 250,000. Most of the population lives in the Greater Darwin area with the remainder spread over regional, remote and very remote areas of the Northern Territory. Judith commenced her engagement with VET in earnest as a frontline trainer and assessor in Alcohol and Other Drugs with the Northern Territory Government. Eighteen years on and Judith remains as tenacious and determined as ever to promote and guide industry sectors, businesses and employers to take up vocational training opportunities whilst maintaining a resolute belief in the positives to be gained through vocational training. Through Judith’s positive leadership, she continues to inform and contribute to VET for human service industries.