Time is running out to nominate for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards, with the closing date of March 31 fast approaching.
Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath is urging locals to enter for a chance to be recognized for their contribution to the state’s vocational education and training sector.
The Queensland Training Awards are the biggest and longest running training sector awards in the state.
Categories are available for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers, trainers, employers, training providers and community-based organizations.
Eleven categories are initially contested across seven regional areas –
Darling Downs South West, Central Queensland, South East Queensland, Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Metropolitan, North Coast.
Regional winners and the finalists from the three direct-entry state categories will then compete for top honours at the Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner in Brisbane on September 1.
State winners of aligned categories have the opportunity to contest the national awards at the Australian Training Awards in November.
The 14 Queensland Training Awards categories are:
- Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year
- Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year
- Vocational Student of the Year
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
- School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
- VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
- Equity VET Student of the Year (new regional and state category)
- Large Training Provider of the Year (direct-entry state category only)
- Small Training Provider of the Year (direct-entry state category only)
- Community Training Initiative of the Year (new regional and state category)
- Large Employer of the Year
- Medium Employer of the Year
- Small Employer of the Year
- Premiers’ Industry Collaboration Award (direct-entry state category only)
For more information or to nominate, please visit the Queensland Training Awards website.