Western Australia Minister for Training and Workforce Development Peter Collier
Awards Showcase Best In Training
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia’s training sector has upheld its reputation of producing world-class professionals, with the naming of 48 finalists in the WA Training Awards 2010.
Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said the prestigious competition highlighted the wealth of talent in the State’s training sector.
“We received 232 applications for this year’s awards with finalists coming from across the State and representing a variety of professions.” Mr. Collier said.
“Every finalist has demonstrated excellence in their field and their success will inspire other West Australians to embrace training.”
The Minister said WA was on the cusp of the next wave of economic growth, with a strong need for skilled workers in a range of industries.
“The State Government continues to take a strategic approach to developing a skilled workforce for the future, which means ensuring West Australians have access to top quality training.”
“The high calibre of finalists in this year’s training awards is evidence that this sector is well placed to meet the skill needs of industry.” Mr. Collier said.
“I congratulate all finalists and commend them for raising the profile of training in WA.”
Winners of the WA Training Awards 2010 will be announced on Friday, August 27.
Some will have the opportunity to compete against the best in Australia at the Australian Training Awards in Sydney on November 19.
The WA Training Awards 2010 are a joint initiative of the Department of Training and Workforce Development and State Training Board.