Nominations are open for the 2010 Northern Territory Training Awards that recognise high standards of training and personal achievement in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
The NT Training Awards recognise Territory businesses, training organisations and trainers making a significant contribution to develop trainees and apprentices.
The awards also recognise those completing their VET apprenticeships and traineeships with excellence.
Minister for Education and Training Dr Chris Burns said the Territory Government set a target of 10,000 apprenticeship and traineeship commencements from 2009 to 2012.
“We’re experiencing strong economic and jobs growth, so VET programs are helping grow our workforce to meet future demands,” Dr Burns said.
Categories for the awards include Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Austin Asche Apprentice of the Year, School Based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year and VET in Schools Student of the Year.
Organisation categories include VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year, Training Provider of the Year, VET in Schools Excellence Award, Training Initiative Award, Employer of the Year and Small Business of the Year.
The 2010 NT Training Awards will be held on Saturday 11 September 2010.
For more information on how to nominate and information session dates visit www.trainingawards.nt.gov.au or contact 8945 3199.
Nominations close on Friday 28 May 2010.