North Coast regional finalists announced for Queensland’s top training awards
The top 33 finalists have been selected to contest the North Coastregional final of the 58th Queensland Training Awards.
Member for Murrumba Steven Miles congratulated the finalists on reaching this significant achievement.
“These apprentices and trainees, students, teachers, employers, and training and community organisations have used training to build their careers, grow their businesses and strengthen their communities,” Mr Miles said.
Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said these high calibre finalists represent a wide range of industries and occupations, from mechanics, electricians, small bakeries and hairdressing salons, to migrant support organisations and big businesses.
“Finalists from North Coast region will join more than 220 finalists from across seven regions who will vie for a place at the state final of the Queensland Training Awards in Brisbane on 14 September,” Mr Ryan said.
“I congratulate all of them for becoming a finalist in these prestigious awards, and for their dedication to training.”
Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting training and skills development for all Queenslanders.
“The Queensland Training Awards focuses the spotlight on the excellence that exists in the state’s training sector and supports our commitment to fostering skilled workforces,” Mr Saunders said.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said being selected as a regional finalist recognises their outstanding contribution to the state’s growth and economy and they should be proud of their achievements so far.
“I encourage local community members to attend the regional final on 27 July in Bundaberg to recognise and support their local finalists,” Ms Fentiman said.
The 11 regional award categories are Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year; Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year; Vocational Student of the Year; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year; School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year; VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year; Equity VET Student of the Year; Community Training Initiative of the Year; and Small, Medium and Large Employer of the Year.
The Queensland Training Awards are run by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training with the support of regional and state sponsors.
All the finalists competing in the 11 award categories for the seven regional finals are available at https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta/winners-and-finalists/regions
Regional final tickets will go on sale in June, visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta/award-ceremonies for details.
North Coast regional finalists:
Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year
Samuel Liddle – Nambour
Symon Meer Axton – Palmwoods
Brooke Bowden – Innes Park
Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year
Montana Murray – Mooloolaba
Bailey Sims – Tabawha
Cardiah Stanley – Aroona
Vocational Student of the Year
Peter Anthon – Montville
Tyson Blair – Beerwah
Yolandie Weir – Bokarina
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
Noa Fletcher – Thabeban
Taylor Romano – Strathpine
Takiyah Nagas – Mooloolaba
School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
James Carroll – Narangba
Nicholas Jessup – Twin Waters
Amber Muller – Burpengary East
VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
Raymond Wallbank – Cooroibah
Terrence Palfrey – Maryborough West
Cecilia Kovacic – Tinana
Equity VET Student of the Year
Debbie Wallis – Childers
Anthony Abbey – Toogoom
Adam McKillop – Pialba
Community Training Initiative of the Year
IFYS Ltd – Maroochydore
CPL - Choice Passion Life – Brisbane
Deception Bay Community Youth Programs – Deception Bay
Large Employer of the Year
Nolan Meats Pty Ltd – Gympie
Gympie Regional Council – Gympie
Sesame Lane – Kippa-Ring
Medium Employer of the Year
Bendpro – Maryborough
Acorn East – Bundaberg
Cavalier Engineering – Gympie
Small Employer of the Year
Accelerate Auto Electrics and Air Conditioning – Maroochydore
Avenue Dental Kawana – Warana
Expressions Hair Nails Beauty – Morayfield