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Regional Queensland Training Awards finalists announced

Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has announced the names of the individuals and organisations who will contest the regional finals of the 55th Queensland Training Awards (QTA).

Mrs D’Ath said this year 175 finalists had been selected from 660 applications from across the state.

“This group represents a wide range of industries and occupations, and includes apprentices, vocational students, trainees, trainers and employers who have been recognised for their achievements,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“The regional finalists are people of the highest calibre who have achieved great things locally in their apprenticeships, traineeships, professions or organisations.

“The nine QTA categories to be contested regionally include Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year, Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year, School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year, VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year, and Small, Medium and Large Employer of the Year.

“I wish the regional finalists all the very best.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting training and skills development for all Queenslanders – this long-running awards program focuses the spotlight on the excellence that exists in the state’s training sector.

“These awards support our commitment to fostering well-trained and skilled workforces,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“Creating jobs for Queenslanders is our number one priority, so it’s vital we give people access to the training they need to access real jobs and opportunities.”

The regional finalists will compete at a range of QTA finals events in July and August.

Winners will then progress to the state finals of the prestigious Queensland Training Awards at a gala dinner on Friday 9 September in Brisbane.”

Mrs D’Ath said the QTA state winners would have the opportunity to progress to the

Australian Training Awards in Darwin on Thursday 17 November.

The Queensland Training Awards, run by the Department of Education and Training, are the state’s highest recognition of people and organisations who strive for success, best practice and innovation in training.
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BUSY At Work are once again proud sponsors of the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year, for the State Queensland Training Awards and five regional awards: Central Queensland, Darling Downs, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

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