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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Nominate now for Queensland Training Awards

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Nominate now for Queensland Training Awards

    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 urged Queenslanders to enter for a chance to be recognised for their contribution to the state's vocational education and training sector. 

    “Don’t miss the chance to shine and be rewarded for your training success,” Mrs D’Ath said. 

    “The Queensland Training Awards are the biggest and longest running training sector awards in the state. 

    “They provide individuals and organisations with a unique opportunity to showcase their achievements, best practice and innovation in training.

    ”The awards give Queenslanders the opportunity to show how much quality training is valued, what it means to people and how it touches so many lives,” Mrs D’Ath said. 

    The 56th annual awards’ nominations will close on 31 March. 

    Categories are available for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers, trainers, employers, training providers and community-based organisations. 

    Eleven categories are initially contested across seven regional areas – Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, South East Queensland, Metropolitan, North Coast, and Darling Downs South West. 

    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.

     

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