The best of Western Australia’s 35,680 apprentices and trainees have the chance to be rewarded for their hard work and excellent skills in a generous awards program.
Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan today launched the call for applications for the WA Training Awards 2008.
“The WA Training Awards offer more than $90,000 in prizes shared across 11 categories to recognise and reward our State’s best,” Mr McGowan said.
“There are categories for apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, training providers, organisations and employers and I urge all interested people to apply by the closing date of Friday, May 23.”
The WA Training Awards 2008 categories are:
· WA Apprentice of the Year sponsored by the John Hughes Group;
· WA Trainee of the Year sponsored by McDonald’s Australia;
· WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year sponsored by Newmont Australia;
· WA Vocational Student of the Year sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations;
· WA Trainer of the Year sponsored by the Training Accreditation Council;
· WA Training Initiative sponsored by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA;
· WA VET in Schools Award sponsored by Apprenticeships WA;
· WA Employer of the Year sponsored by the Australian Institute of Management;
· WA Small Business of the Year sponsored by the Australian Institute of Management;
· WA Small Training Provider of the Year sponsored by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training; and
· WA Large Training Provider of the Year sponsored by The Sunday Times.
The WA Training Awards 2008 will be announced at a presentation ceremony at Burswood Entertainment Complex on September 5.
Winners could go on to compete against the best in Australia at the National Training Awards in Darwin in November.
Application forms can be downloaded from the website at http://www.trainingawards.det.wa.edu.au or call 9264 4980.
Minister's office - 9222 9111