Now in its 55th year, the Queensland Training Awards were held in Brisbane last Friday to acknowledge people and organisations who strive for success, best practice, and innovation in training.
EQIP Gladstone Incorporated received formal recognition as a Premiers Industry Collaboration Award State Finalist at the awards. The Premiers Industry Collaboration Award recognised the unique collaboration between Education Queensland, EQIP and Gladstone local Industry to identify career pathway opportunities for secondary students that are aligned to local employment needs.
The partners to the collaboration include EQIP, Tannum Sands State High School, Toolooa State High School, Gladstone State High School, Boyne Smelters Limited, NRG Gladstone Power Station, McCosker Contracting Pty. Ltd., Gladstone Regional Council, Australia Pacific LNG, QGC, Santos GLNG, Veolia Environmental Services, Queensland Alumina Limited and Gladstone Ports Corporation.
EQIP General Manager Melissa Dennis said “Our collaboration gives students a unique, authentic and engaging workplace training experience that is highly valued by students, industry supporters and future employers.”
EQIP’s collaboration goes above and beyond standard practice in training and skills development as the training is delivered by Education Queensland teachers onsite at local business and industry. Secondary students are then able to gain qualifications and develop skills and experience in authentic work environments.
Melissa adds “Our industry partners provide supervisory resources and structured work experience to help students apply the theory in a practical work environment. This unique learning approach helps cement the technical skill development and raise awareness of the importance of teamwork, communication, problem solving and safety awareness.”
Congratulations to the EQIP team, and the local industry and business that work together to provide the best quality training for the students.