Students, teachers and training providers who excel in vocational education and training are being given a chance to be recognised as part of the Queensland Training Awards.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Students, teachers and training providers who excel in vocational education and training are being given a chance to be recognised as part of the Queensland Training Awards.
Employment, Skills and Mining Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today said nominations were open in 11 categories recognising outstanding achievements of teachers, trainers and students.
“The awards set the bar high and Queenslanders are rising to the challenge,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“One of the priorities of the Bligh Government is to help make sure enough skilled workers are around to meet current and future industry needs.
“These training awards support that goal.
“Boosting the qualifications and skills of Queensland workers means we all enjoy better services, healthier local economies and greater opportunities to succeed in the future.”
Mr Hinchliffe said staying competitive across the state’s traditional and emerging industries was vitally important.
“The State Government’s Toward Q2 strategy supports flexible post-school learning opportunities and aims for three in every four Queenslanders to hold a trade, training or tertiary qualification by 2020,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“To make that happen, we need quality teachers and trainers and students who give their best.
“That’s what these awards are about.”
Last year’s Queensland Training Awards attracted more than 590 nominations from across the state.
Regional finals are being held throughout Queensland during July, culminating in the state final in Brisbane on Friday 2 September.
State winners will then compete in the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November.
The deadline for nominations for the Queensland Training Awards have been extended by one week to close on March 25.
The awards are the Queensland Government’s longest running industry accolades and have been running for 50 years.
For entry details and a full list of categories, visit www.qta.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 660 207
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