One step closer to training award

TAFE NSW – Western Institute has this week moved a step closer to the title ‘Large Training Provider of the Year’ in the NSW Training Awards having received advice that it is one of the finalists for the award.

The Institute was short-listed in June and took part in a rigorous assessment process, including a visit to the Dubbo campus, to help determine which providers were to progress to the next stage.

Relieving Institute Director, David Thomas says that this is the second consecutive year that the Institute have been a finalist in the awards which is in recognition of the good work the Institute undertakes in the communities in this region.

“We believe we are doing a good job, but this process is valuable for us because it provides an evaluation from an external panel who have compared us with our peers” he says.

“We have an increasingly diverse range of training programs and our style of delivery has evolved allowing us to reach out to more of the community using new technology and techniques.”

The assessment criteria for ‘Large Training Provider of the Year’ includes leading practice in vocational education and training, strategy and planning processes, client and market focus, human resource capability and contribution to enterprise and community development.

The announcement of the winner will be made by the Minister for Education and Training, Carmel Tebbutt on Thursday 7 September 2006 at a function in Sydney.