Regional finalists announced in 60th QLD Training Awards, including ECEC nominations
The regional finalists in the 2021 Queensland Training Awards were announced earlier this week, with a number of finalists representing the broader early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.
In the metropolitan region Sheree Reilly secured a finalist position in the Vocational Student of the Year category, after studying her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care through TAFE Queensland.
Amanda Anderson, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care student from Venture Education, is a finalist in the Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year category in the Darling Downs South West region, joining School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year finalist Sydney Bodkin, who is studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care through the Kath Dickson Institute of Early Childhood Studies while attending Oakey State High School.
Finally Gabrielle Doyle, an employee of Felica’s Little Learners Family Daycare and student of Kool Kids Training College Pty Ltd is a finalist in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year category in the Tropical North Queensland region.
Montessori Child Care & Kindergarten is a finalist for small employer of the year, South East regional.
Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer named the 218 state-wide regional finalists who have been recognised for their achievements in the vocational training system during a challenging time.
“It’s been a tough 18 months for businesses, trainers and employees who have had to adjust to different ways of working due to COVID-19,” Ms Farmer said.
“Congratulations to the regional finalists who are the skilled Queenslanders needed for our economy to continue to bounce back better.”
The winners from the seven regions, across 11 categories, will be announced online later this month with the state winners announced at a Gala Dinner in September.
For the full list of regional finalists and further information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta