Queenslanders are being urged to act quickly to nominate for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards which have been extended to now close on 10 April.
Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said Queensland’s highest honours for vocational education and training were up for grabs at the seven regional finals and then at the state final in September.
>”The Queensland Training Awards are the state’s largest and longest running training awards program,” Ms D’Ath said.
“They provide a unique opportunity to showcase training success throughout the state.
“Past winners have achieved great things. Last year four Queensland representatives took out Australian Training Awards titles, including avionics student Rachel Dudok who was named national Vocational Student of the Year.
“The awards nights themselves are wonderful events, bringing together training and education providers, industry, employers, apprentices, trainees, vocational students, sponsors and government representatives.”
“The key to Queensland’s future is in its young people, who need the skills and training required for today’s fast-paced global economy,” she said.
“The Queensland Government believes it has a critical role to play in the provision of this training.
“Continuing the proud tradition of the Queensland Training Awards, now in their 54th year, is one way we can demonstrate and deliver on this key ingredient for economic success.”
In 2012, Rachel Dudok represented Queensland in the Apprentice of the Year category at the Australian Training Awards. Her ongoing passion and commitment to training is evident with her recent completion of a Diploma in Aeroskills (Avionics) through Aviation Australia, bringing her one step closer to realising her goal of becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer and working at a more senior level. Through a Diploma of Management, she is aiming to enhance her management style by better understanding how a team functions best in the workplace.
Rachel Dudok was awarded as the top National Vocational Student of the Year at the Australian Training Awards held in Adelaide on 21 November 2014.
More information on the Queensland Training Awards, including nomination details, are available at www.qta.qld.gov.au or by calling 1800 660 207.
BUSY At Work are once again proud sponsors of the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year Category for the 2015
Queensland Training Awards.