Australia’s finest apprentices and trainees will celebrate the sector’s night of nights at the 25th annual Australian Training Awards, which recognise those with outstanding skills, professional characteristics and practices.
The Gold Coast is being represented by Odin Lowsley, a finalist for the Vocational Student of the Year. Local Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews said vocational education and training (VET) is an important contributor to the community.
“Skilled workers are the backbone of Australia’s workforce and for most an apprenticeship or traineeship is the pathway they take to get there”, Mrs Andrews said.
“I am proud that the Gold Coast has produced trainees with the right stuff to be a finalist in this year’s Australian Training Awards.
“This is a chance for our local community and the entire nation to see the kind of talent and skills that apprentices and trainees can gain through VET.”
Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator The Hon. Michaelia Cash, said it’s incredibly important to recognise how important the VET sector is to Australia.
“This is the 25th anniversary of the Australian Training Awards and in that time a generation of skilled workers has come through the VET system and collectively made a remarkable contribution to the nation,” Minister Cash said.
“While VET is a pathway to real skills for real careers, these awards recognise those whose personal drive and commitment puts them head and shoulders above the rest.”
The awards will be presented on November 15 in Sydney.