For the first time, a group of Central Highlands Regional Council trainees and apprentices have nominated for the prestigious Queensland Training Awards and it hasn’t been done by halves.
With eight trainees nominated for ten awards across five categories, council has the highest number of nominations per organisation in Central Queensland. The group proudly presented to councillors at Tuesday’s general council meeting.
Council’s Human Resources team work with trainees and apprentices and this year’s nominations showcase the wide variety of training offered and gives nominees the chance to reflect on their training journey.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Jason Bradshaw said investment in training and development in our employees is a key part of our commitment to maintaining a skilled workforce.
‘Our nominees study and train in a variety of areas including business, conservation and land management, horticulture, information technology, engineering, mechanical trades, and procurement,’ he said.
‘A great benefit of working for council is that we offer a broad scope of services, and that is reflected in training opportunities and on-the-job experience.
‘We can’t wait to see how they go and the nomination process in itself has shown the fantastic people and the opportunities we have here,’ he said.
The Queensland Training Awards play an important role in recognising and celebrating the hard work of Queensland’s top training achievers. Winners will go on to Central Queensland Regional Finals in July and get the change to go on to the Queensland Training Awards in September and Australian Training Awards in November.