27 September 2023

Training Awards to go out on online

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The 202 Queensland Training Awards are to be held entirely online this year for the first time in the event’s 59-year history.

Minister for Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman said nominations would be extended until the end of June with the regional and State winners announced online.

“Now more than ever we need to recognise and celebrate our top achievers in training,” Ms Fentiman said.

“These are our apprentices, trainers, vocational education and training students, employers and our training organisations.

“The COVID-19 pandemic won’t to stop us from acknowledging and celebrating the great work being done by our training achievers across the State.”

She said that in particular, Queenslanders training and teaching in healthcare and individual support should be recognised “because we know we need more frontline workers to do incredible work caring for our community”.

“The seven regional awards nights planned for July and the State Gala Dinner scheduled for September will be announced online and promoted through social media,” the Minister said.

“The awards judging will also be conducted online and via Skype and telephone.”

She said there was no better time to shine a spotlight on Queensland’s top achievers in vocational education and training as it was the key to launching careers, growing businesses and in making sure there was a highly-skilled workforce needed for jobs now and into the future.

“This is particularly relevant now as we prepare for a changed economy once we emerge from this pandemic,” Ms Fentiman said.

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