Apprentices To Shine At 2017 Victorian Training Awards

Apprentices, trainees, teachers and training providers will take centre stage at this year’s Victorian Training Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced finalists for the awards, now in its 63rd year, which celebrate excellence in the training system, showcasing collaboration between industry and training providers.

Regional areas feature prominently this year among the list of finalists with representatives from across Victoria including Ararat, Dimboola, Longerenong, Geelong, Mildura, Moe and Wodonga.

This year’s awards feature 15 categories including six individual categories. The Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement and the People’s Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year again feature this year.

Awards like the Victorian Employer Award for Apprentice Development recognise the key involvement of businesses, small and large in the continued development of training the next generation of workers.

Finalists include Ambulance Victoria, Mansfield Armchair Cinema and WPC Group Ltd.

Victoria is leading the way nationally in delivering high quality training with students having the opportunity to learn the skills they need to get a job, and delivering the skilled workforce industry want.

Through Skills First, the Andrews Labor Government is delivering a strong and stable training and TAFE system that is better aligned to industry needs by delivering real training for real jobs.

The awards will be presented at Crown Palladium on 11 October with individual, employer and small and large training provider categories representing Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra in November.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“Through Skills First, we are delivering a training and TAFE system that delivers real training for real jobs.”

“The Victorian Training Awards are a chance for us to celebrate all the great work that is going on across all areas of the training system.”

“We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the training and TAFE system to benefit apprentices, trainees, industry and communities.”