Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Finalists commended during critical time for the training industry

    30/06/2017 11:00 AM
    • ​11 organisational finalists for prestigious WA Training Awards 2017 named
    • Healthy training industry is key to delivering job opportunities for Western Australians 

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the organisational finalists for the 2017 WA Training Awards from across the State.


    The organisational finalists represent the efforts and achievements of individuals, employers and training providers in the State.


    Small training provider finalist, Auswest Specialist Education and Training Services, provides training in WA prisons. As a result of their training programs, reoffending rates have decreased and they have seen an increase in employment retention for prisoners post custody.


    Finalists in the individual categories for apprentices, trainees, students and trainers will be announced next month.


    Winners will be announced at a presentation dinner to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 15, 2017.


    The WA Training Awards are presented by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the State Training Board. For more information, visit http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/trainingawards


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "There has never been a more important time for training in Western Australia. These finalists go above and beyond to drive opportunities and partnerships, a key factor to achieve employment targets and build a stronger WA.   


    "We are working to ensure our training system delivers opportunities for any Western Australian wanting to enter or re-enter the workforce or change careers.


    "These finalists are setting the benchmark because we are looking for training on which to grow jobs and support the economy."


    This year's finalists are:


    WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2017

    Auswest Specialist Education and Training Services

    Scope Training

    Industrial Training Institute


    WA Large Training Provider of the Year 2017

    North Metropolitan TAFE

    South Metropolitan TAFE

    North Regional TAFE


    WA Employer of the Year 2017

    McDonald's Australia

    JSW Australia

    Roy Hill


    WA Industry Collaboration Award 2017

    National Electrical and Communications Association WA

    MPA Skills


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