The 2008 skills centre training awards dinner, held last Friday, had winners from BHP Billiton, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, Fenner Dunlop and Queensland Alumina.
The annual awards aim to recognise leadership in workforce development by companies, trainers, individuals and trainees in the mining industry.
MISC said the level of the 2008 entrants to the awards was extremely high.
The skills centre said this was a reflection of the level of commitment by the industry to learning and development.
MISC is a collaboration between the mining industry and the government towards the development of training initiatives in the industry.
Training award winners were as follows:
TRAINEES OF THE YEAR
- Coal Trainee of the Year: BMA’s Gregory Crinum Mine, Brad Watson
- Drilling Trainee of the Year: Inseam Australia, Jarrah Johnson
- Processing Trainee of the Year: Rio Tinto Alcan, Sheena Milburn
INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TRAINING
- Individual Award for Excellence in Training: BMA Peak Downs Mine, Kym Frost
COMPANY AWARDS Leading Training Processes and Practices of the Year
- Registered Training Organisation: Fenner Dunlop Registered Training Organisation
- Small-Medium Company: Swick Mining Services
- Medium-Large Company: Queensland Alumina
- Innovation Workforce Planning: HWE Mining
- Innovation Workforce Development: BHP Billiton Cannington Mine