Awards swag for SkillsTech Australia
Monday, 13 September 2010
SkillsTech Australia has been recognised with a swag of awards announced recently.
SkillsTech Australia's Institute Director Mary Campbell said the number of awards won recently shows a great team effort by all staff at the institute.
"At the 49th Queensland Training held at Suncorp Stadium, SkillsTech Australia, as the Registered Training Organisation for Stoddart Manufacturing, took out two awards," Ms Campbell said.
"Stoddart Manufacturing based at Sunnybank was named as Employer of the Year and Alissa Young from Rochedale was named as School based Apprentice Trainee of the Year, training at the SkillsTech Australia Salisbury Training Centre, which is a great result and really rewarding to see."
Both winners will progress to the state finals in Brisbane on 10 September and state winners can then enter the Australian Training Awards to be held in Sydney on 19 November.
At the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane City the state's peak organisation representing plumbers, Master Plumbers Association of Queensland Awards announced SkillsTech Australia apprentice, Michael Woodcock from Fairfield Services at Capalaba, as Apprentice of the Year. Michael trained at the SkillsTech Australia Eagle Farm Training Centre.
The LPG Australia 'Qld Awards for Excellence 2010' and Gala Dinner in honour of the Gas Industry, its trade professionals and to reward excellence in the field were held at Rydges Southbank, and provided all industry members with the opportunity to meet with Queensland's leading, innovative Gas industry professionals, students, installers and provide access to State and Federal Government representatives.
"SkillsTech Australia was not only a proud sponsor of the Apprentice Auto-gas Industry Category, but also a winner with SkillsTech Australia student, Geoff Smart taking out the award," Business Manager John Mahoney said.
"Additionally, SkillsTech Australia Plumbing student Ian O'Brien was the winner in the Apprentice Traditional Gas Work Industry category; once again, a wonderful result for SkillsTech Australia."
The Australian Foundry Institute Annual Dinner and Apprentice presentation was held at Holiday Inn in Brisbane City on Saturday 21 August. Apprentice Pattern Maker of the Year, was awarded to Cane Vennex who was trained at the Acacia Ridge Training Centre and employed by EGR Displays Division in Darra. The Moulding Apprentice of the Year was awarded to James Miller of CQMS Razor, Maryborough, also trained at Acacia Ridge.
And SkillsTech Australia was recognised at the state AUSTAFE awards held at Southbank Institute of Technology on Thursday 26 August.
SkillsTech Australia Institute Director Mary Campbell was announced as the 2010 winner of the Queensland AUSTAFE Educational Leadership Award and has been nominated by the Queensland Executive for the National AUSTAFE Educational Leadership Award to be announced at the National AUSTAFE Conference in Sydney in October.
SkillsTech Australia's Student Services Manager Heidi Gould was named the runner up of the 2010 Queensland AUSTAFE Emerging Leader Award and has been nominated by the Queensland Executive for the National AUSTAFE Educational Leadership Award, also.
Former SkillsTech Australia Institute Director Kay Giles was recognised as an AUSTAFE Legend and inducted into the AUSTAFE Hall of Fame.