QAL trainee is student of the year

PETER Paget from QAL has taken out Vocational Student of the year at the 51st annual Queensland Training awards.

Today Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek announced the winners of the 51st annual Queensland Training Awards.

Minister Langbroek congratulated the 11 individuals and organisations who were among 57 state finalists at the training sector awards night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"It was an honour to recognise the state's top training organisations, employers, apprentices and trainees," Mr Langbroek said.

"I congratulate not only those who took home top honours, but all of the state and regional finalists for their outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

"A strong vocational education and training system is a key part of the Newman Government's commitment to growing a four pillar economy and reducing unemployment.

"It is people and organisations like these award finalists that will lead industry in growing the state's economy."

Min ister Langbroek said the Skills and Training Taskforce had been established to achieve even better outcomes for the vocational education and training sector.

"It's an exciting time for the VET sector, and while we've seen some fantastic results from the sector in the past, the best is yet to come," he said.

"We must constantly reflect on the way we do things to ensure they are still relevant, still working and still efficient."

Mr Langbroek said the Taskforce would hand down its final report in November and their recommendations would be duly considered by the Newman Government.
 



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