The winners of Queensland’s seven regional training awards have all been announced, with the state’s top apprentices to face-off for the title of the apprentice of the year at the Queensland Training Awards in Brisbane on September 13.
The pool of talent who pursued apprenticeships in Queensland and are vying for the prestigious award include an apprentice carpenter, four electricians, a commercial cook and an engineer (fabrication trade).
Other awards being handed out on the night include 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/trainer of the year, the Premier’s industry collaboration award, small employer of the year, employer of the year, small training provider of the year and large training provider of the year.
The recipients of these 11 state awards will then compete on a national level at the Australian Training Awards to be held in Perth on November 22.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek announced all the Queensland finalists last Monday (August 5).
“Our training industry is brimming with examples of outstanding achievement and more than 600 entries were received from across Queensland this year,” Mr Langbroek said.
“Apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers, trainers, registered training organisations and employers all play a key role in growing Queensland’s four-pillar economy in the tourism, agriculture, resources and construction industries.”