Call to celebrate local skills and training

17 February 2021

Local skills and training success stories will once again be celebrated as part of the annual Queensland Training Awards.

Now in its 60th year, the awards acknowledge apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, along with employers, training providers and community projects.

Winners of some categories will go on to represent Queensland at the Australian Training Awards in November.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said locals were well placed to enter the awards, with skills and training an ongoing focus for the Palaszczuk Government.

“Our community was built on industry and working-class foundations, and that continues today with a strong commitment to our local TAFE,” Mr McCallum said.

“This week I joined Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer at the $2 million upgrade of the Ipswich TAFE metal trades training facility, where 42 state-of-the-art bays are supporting our local trainees at Bundamba.

“Our $1 billion investment in skills and training also includes $7 million for an advanced metal trades, manufacturing and robotics centre at the TAFE.

“When it comes to winning awards, our community has enjoyed some recent success, with Goodna-based Aidan Ross named TAFE Queensland Construction (Wet Trades) Apprentice of the Year in December.

“I’m keen to see our locals continue to be acknowledged for their hard work and dedication, and I encourage nominations for this year’s Queensland Training Awards.”

Nominate here by Sunday, 21 March.