Thursday, May 30, 2024

NT training awards recognise Roper Gulf council program

The Northern Territory Government has recognised the efforts of the nearly 4,000 Territorians undertaking apprenticeships and traineeships across the NT, seven of which were announced as individual category winners at last night’s training awards.

The NT Training Awards highlight the incredible talent, depth and diversity in the Territory’s vocational education and training sector.

The winners were selected from 102 nominations across 12 categories, comprising of 78 individuals and 24 businesses.

This year’s finalists represented a wide range of industries including health, conservation, electrotechnology, mechanics, mining, beauty services, cookery, fitness, early childhood learning, business and information technology.

The winners list included:

  • Roper Gulf Regional Council and Bradford Institute of Advanced Education, who won Industry Collaboration of the Year for their bespoke cultural and language training program for the Council’s night patrol team, the Roper Gulf Cert III in Community Services Project.
  • Electrical apprentice Jack Higgins, who was named the Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year.
  • Healthcare trainee, Porsche Cahill who was named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.
  • Remote business, Numburindi Store located south of Groote Eylandt, which was named Small Employer of the Year.

The awards, now in their 68th year, are significant as they foster collaboration between businesses and training providers through innovative programs, said Minister for Business, Jobs and Training, Paul Kirby.

“The Territory Labor Government is investing $92 million towards training in the Territory to ensure Territorians can continue to access skills and training to meet current and future workforce needs of employers and businesses,” said Minister Kirby.

“The Northern Territory Training Awards celebrate the best-of-the best in vocational education and training from apprentices, to teachers to local businesses and registered training organisations.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists for your achievements and outstanding contribution to the Territory’s training sector.”

NT winners in eligible categories will now progress to the Australian Training Awards to be held in Hobart on 17 November 2023.

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