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Queensland Training Awards highlight greatness in VET

The 63rd Queensland Training Awards regional finals showcased the great work in vocational education and training (VET) across the state.

Categories included apprentices, trainees, vocational students, teachers and trainers, community training projects and employers.

With almost 750 statewide nominations this year, the selected regional finalists represent the excellence, hard work, and dedication evident in Queensland’s high-performing training system.

Minister for Training and Skills Development, Lance McCallum, said the awards provide a platform to highlight these top performers.

“I congratulate all of all our Metropolitan regional winners and wish them all the best at the Queensland Training Awards state final in September,” Lance McCallum.

Tyler Gscheidle is Central Queensland’s Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year and is now a qualified carpenter and continues to work with Gladstone’s Werry Building, where he now guides and mentors other apprentices.

Johnson’s 4WD in Rockhampton is the Small Employer of the Year as recognition for their great work developing the skills of their apprentices and staff to deliver high-quality four wheel-drive services and repairs.

CRA Construction, based in Geebung, is the Small Employer of the Year with half their staff undertaking a trade – including apprentices and three qualified plasterers looking to add carpentry to their skill sets.

The awards follow the biggest reform to skills and training in almost a decade – the new Good Jobs, Great Training: Queensland Skills Strategy 2024-2028.

The strategy is aiming to deliver one million subsidised training places, easing cost-of-living pressures for those who want to train, upskill, reskill, and pursue careers in the state’s priority industries.

The regional winners were announced at the regional Queensland Training Awards event at Brisbane City Hall on Friday, 5 July 2024.

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