Friday, June 21, 2024

Victorian training award finalists named

Victorian Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, today officially announced the 40 finalists that have been named across 14 categories, including six individual awards, four employer awards, four training organisation awards and the Industry Collaboration Award as part of the 69th Victorian Training Awards.

With record-breaking numbers of nominations this year, this exceptional show of talent cements Victoria’s position as the national leader in vocational education and training, the Minister said.

“The Victorian Training Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our apprentices, students, teachers, trainers and employers,” said Ms Tierney.

Finalists include SuniTAFE nursing student, Pearl Dunn, who is nominated for Koorie Student of the Year, after pursing her dream of becoming a nurse while overcoming challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state’s education champions come from across Victoria, including Bendigo, Geelong, Warrnambool, Wodonga and Warragul. Organisations nominated include the Chisholm Institute, TAFE Gippsland, The Gordon, South West TAFE, Smart Business Solutions, Jayco Australia and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Victorian Training Awards gala ceremony on Friday, 18 August, with each one receiving $5,000 in prize money and the opportunity to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards.

Presented by the Victorian Skills Authority, the Awards are supported by the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN), and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia.

The full list of finalists can be found here.

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