Nominations Open For 2018 Victorian Training Awards

Victorians are being urged to nominate outstanding apprentices, trainees and vocational education and training teachers for the 2018 Victorian Training Awards.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today officially opened nominations for the awards, which highlight collaboration and innovation in the training sector.

Now in their 64th year, the Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of vocational education and training students, teachers and the businesses and training providers who train them.

Winners and finalists gain state-wide recognition from the training and TAFE sector, industry experts, peers and the Victorian community. The winners will be announced at the gala awards ceremony in August.

The 2018 winners will each receive $5,000 prize money and will represent Victoria at the 2018 Australian Training Awards.

Victoria won seven awards at this year’s Australian Training Awards, which were held last week, including Large Training Provider of the Year, International Training Provider of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year.

The Andrews Labor Government’s Skills First agenda is ensuring Victoria’s training and TAFE system delivers quality qualifications that lead to real jobs for all Victorians.

To nominate for the 2018 Victorian Training Awards go to: Applications close midnight on Monday 2 April 2018.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“Through Skills First, Victoria is leading the way in delivering a high quality training and TAFE system that delivers real skills for real jobs for every Victorian.”

“The longevity of the Awards reflect the importance not only of individual achievements but also best practice and innovation in training, and importantly, acknowledging the value of lifelong learning.”