SkillsTech Australia wins three industry awards

At an industry awards night at Brisbane’s Sofitel Hotel on Friday 18 May, SkillsTech Australia was presented with three awards.

SkillsTech Australia Institute Director, Mary Campbell, congratulated institute staff and students who were successful in three categories at the Manufacturing Skills Queensland Awards Night 2012.

“I am delighted to announce that we were named 2012 Registered Training Organisation of the Year at the manufacturing industry awards,” Ms Campbell said.

“This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our staff and also highlights the benefits of vocational training to the manufacturing industry in our community.

“One of our students, Daniel Macklin, was named Indigenous Student of the Year and for the second year running one of our engineering teachers has been named Manufacturing Vocational Education and Training Teacher of the Year – congratulations to the 2012 recipient Paul Galna.

“Aluminium Boats Australia (ABA), a key partner of the institute was also successful on the night with the Founder of ABA, Roy Whitewood receiving the esteemed Industry Champion Award.

“SkillsTech Australia delivers all training for apprentices at ABA and also conducts Recognition of Prior Learning to existing staff at their workplace. Congratulations to Roy and ABA on this achievement.

“The awards night was attended by key clients and representatives of the manufacturing industry and our success confirms that industry recognises the high quality of training that we deliver and strengthens our position as the leading provider of trade and technician training in Queensland.”

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