Energex General Manager of Network Programs and Procurement Peter Price and Wide bay Insititue of TAFE Director Ana Rodger.
Energex General Manager of Network Programs and Procurement Peter Price and Wide bay Insititue of TAFE Director Ana Rodger. Contributed

TAFE wins award

WIDE Bay Institute of TAFE (WBIT) has again proved to be among the best in the state, this time winning the category of Large Training Provider of the Year at the Queensland awards ceremony in Brisbane last week.

The Queensland Training Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations within the vocational education and training sector who strive for excellence, best practice and innovation.

The prestigious Large Training Provider Award was sponsored this year by Energex and acknowledges WBIT's pre-eminence in meeting Queensland's varied training needs.

WBIT was successful in this highly contested category by demonstrating its willingness to embrace rapidly changing technology, engage with community developing partnerships and by increasing access to vocational education.

WBIT Director Ana Rodger said she was extremely proud of the Institute and the contributions every staff member had made towards achieving the result.

“It's wonderful to have our efforts acknowledged by our peers in industry and the government,” she said.

“WBIT is constantly refining its programs and investing in infrastructure to create a vibrant skills centre in the Wide Bay region.”

The largest and longest established training provider in the Wide Bay region, WBIT delivers more than 300 vocational programs to over 12,000 students each year and has a long track record of enhancing the productivity of industry and enterprise through quality training at its four campuses in Gympie, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.

WBIT can now compete for the national title at the Australian Training Awards, being held in Canberra on November 19. WBIT won this award in 1999.

Gympie Times


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