Top Qld trainees and employers honoured

QUEENSLAND'S best apprentices, trainees, employers and training providers were honoured at the annual Queensland Training Awards in Brisbane on Friday night.
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Apprenticeship numbers are dwindling.

Staff Reporter

Winners were announced in 11 categories, including apprentice of the year and employer of the year, which attracted more than 750 entrants.

Employment, Skills and Mining Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the awards had championed excellence in skills development for the past 50 years.

"Workplaces have profoundly changed over that time and training has evolved to reflect new developments,” Hinchcliffe said.

The full list of winners includes;

  • Jessica Meek – Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Construction Skills Queensland;
  • Toniele Brennan – Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year, sponsored by BUSY at Work;
  • Nigel Vogler – Vocational Student of the Year, sponsored by Queensland Alumina;
  • Jenna-Maree Jacob – School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Hutchinson Builders;
  • Steven Anderson – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, sponsored by Rio Tinto Alcan;
  • Myra Sessions – VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year, sponsored by Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE;
  • RNR Hairdressers – Small Employer of the Year, sponsored by Enterprise Workforce Solutions;

    Hutchinson Builders – Employer of the Year, sponsored by The Courier Mail / Career One;

  • Baking Industry Training Australia – Small Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET);
  • Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE – Large Training Provider of the Year, sponsored by Energex;
  • Mount Isa Mines – Industry Collaboration Award sponsored by Outsource Services.

State winners will compete in the Australian Training Awards to be held in Brisbane on November 25.

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