04 Oct Nominations Now Open for Women in Manufacturing Awards 2024
Nominations are currently open for the ‘Leading Apprentice Award’ and the ‘Highly Commended Apprentice Award’ under the Women in Manufacturing program for 2024.
The recipients of these awards will be announced during the annual International Women’s Day Women in Manufacturing Breakfast next year. The awards aim to honour outstanding female apprentices in Queensland who exhibit robust leadership skills within their workplaces. The recipient of the top prize will be awarded $10,000, while the runner up will receive $5,000.
This prize money is intended to assist the winners with various expenses including tools, uniforms, educational pursuits, or career development courses.
The Leading Apprentice Award is proudly sponsored by the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing, and Water, while the Highly Commended Apprentice Award is generously sponsored by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.
Glenn Butcher, the Minister for Manufacturing has graciously offered his insights regarding the upcoming award ceremony.
“There is plenty of evidence that tells us greater diversity in the workforce leads to greater resilience, lower turnover and better results and outcomes,” shares Mr Butcher.
“It’s a win for everyone. We know our manufacturers are busy and need more workers,”
“We want to grow the number of women in the manufacturing sector because we know that it is crucial to seeing more businesses grow and thrive,” said Mr Butcher.
“By raising the profile of women in manufacturing, we can grow the number of women we see entering the workforce. As I have mentioned before previously, you can’t be what you can’t see, so we want to promote the incredible role women are playing in manufacturing so we can see more women employed in manufacturing businesses across Queensland.”
Di Farmer, who is the Minister for Training and Skills Development has shared her thoughts about the initiative.
“We have made it very clear that increasing the number of women in male dominated industries is a priority,” shared Ms Farmer.
“Our Workforce Strategy blueprint includes many programs helping to increase participation of women in the workforce.”
As we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional female apprentices, we also look forward to a future where their success inspires and paves the way for more women to excel in manufacturing, ultimately contributing to the growth and prosperity of Queensland’s industries.
Don’t miss the opportunity to recognise and nominate outstanding female apprentices who embody leadership in the manufacturing field!
You can access the nomination form through the following link. https://www.rdmw.qld.gov.au/manufacturing/manufacturing-assistance-programs/women-in-manufacturing/wim-apprentice-awards