Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Training Awards open on January 1.
It’s the 56th anniversary for the awards, which are the sector’s highest accolade for those who strive for best practice according to Acting Training Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.
“The Queensland Training Awards offer a unique chance for individuals to be recognised for their efforts and share their success with their peers while opening doors to more career opportunities,” Mr Hinchcliffe said.
Employers, training and community-based organisations were encouraged to get involved, he said.
“The awards provide organisations with the chance to build on their reputation for providing training excellence and be recognised as an organisation of choice.”
There are 14 award categories available in 2017, including two new categories – the Equity VET Student of the Year and the Community Training Initiative of the Year.
“I’m urging all eligible apprentices, trainees, VET students, teachers and trainers, employers, training providers and community-based organisations to take part in the 2017 Queensland Training Awards,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Some category winners will have the chance to achieve success on the national stage by taking part in the Australian Training Awards in November.”
Nominations for the 2017 awards close on March 31.
The Queensland Training Awards are run by the Department of Education and Training.
For nomination details and a full list of categories for 2017, visit www.qta.qld.gov.au or call 1800 660 207.