2017 Victorian Training Award's Finalists Placing VET in the Spotlight
Finalists for this year’s Victorian Training Awards have been announced, with the Awards recognising the outstanding achievements of vocational education and training (VET) students, teachers, training providers and businesses that train them.
The Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said that “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.”
Regional areas feature prominently this year among the list of finalists with representatives in all 15 categories from across the State including Ararat, Dimboola, Longerenong, Geelong, Mildura, Moe and Wodonga.
This year’s Awards feature 15 categories including six individual categories, with apprentices, trainees and teachers all taking centre stage. The Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement and the People’s Choice Award for Apprentice of the Year will feature again this year.
Employer awards, including the employer award for Apprenticeship Development, recognise the key involvement of businesses, small and large in the continued development of training and skills programs in Victoria. Finalists include Ambulance Victoria, Mansfield Armchair Cinema and WPC Group Ltd.
Now in its 63rd year the Victorian Training Awards celebrate excellence in the training and TAFE system, showcasing innovation and collaboration between industry and training providers.
The Awards will be presented at the Palladium, Crown, on 11 October 2017. Winners will receive $5,000, with individual, employer, small and large training provider categories representing Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Canberra on 23 November 2017.
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