Victoria’s top apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers in the final of the 65th Victorian Training Awards that honour the outstanding achievements of our state’s TAFE and training sector.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today congratulated two contenders for individual awards, and two regional organisations for their dedication to excellence in training.
Each nominee is one of three finalists in their 2019 Victorian Training Awards category.
Connor Carter from Irymple is a finalist for School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year.
Jordan Gradon from Echuca is a finalist for Vocational Student of the Year.
In the Group Awards categories, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE in Mildura is in the running for Large Training Provider of the Year, and Select Harvests Almond Tailored Pathways from Wemen is in the running for Large Employer of the Year.
The Awards to take place in September, have 14 categories including six for individuals, two for employers, four for training organisations as well as an Industry Collaboration Award and the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement. Winners will receive $5000 in prize money.
Selected winners will have the opportunity to represent Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November. Victorian TAFEs have won the coveted Australian Large Training Provider of the Year Award for the last three years, demonstrating restored confidence in the sector to deliver quality training.
The Awards have evolved from their early days recognising male-dominated apprenticeship trades in the 1950s to a proudly inclusive event that celebrates excellence in Victoria’s diverse and world-class training system.
Since 2015, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $1.3 billion to rebuild our TAFE system and ensure students can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“The nomination of these well-deserved finalists highlights the fantastic work happening in training and skills here in Northern Victoria.”
“These awards, now in their 65th year, put Victoria’s top vocational education and training performers in the spotlight and it’s great to see so many women making the finals in this year’s awards.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney
“The Victorian Training Awards don’t just celebrate success—they inspire it. I want to congratulate every student, employer and training provider who have made the Finals, we’re really proud of the work you have done.”