Eleven individuals and organisations have been commended for their outstanding contribution to the Queensland vocational education and training sector, with the state government announcing the winners of annual training awards yesterday (September 16).
State minister for education, training and employment John-Paul Langbroek praised the winners of the 51st Queensland Training Awards last night at the training sector awards at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
He commented: “I congratulate not only those who took home top honours, but all of the state and regional finalists for their outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.”
Mr Langbroek said the annual awards were designed to showcase the best of the industry to improve outcomes for both apprentices and trainees, as well as training providers and supporting businesses.
“It is people and organisations like these award finalists that will lead industry in growing the state’s economy,” he said.
Several individuals and organisations went home with top honours in eleven categories including Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year, School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year, Employer of the Year, Small Training Provider of the Year, Large Training Provider of the Year and Premier’s Industry Collaboration Award.