CIT Wins at ACT Training Awards
09 Sep 2011
The Canberra Institute of Technology has chalked up another year of great success at the ACT Training Excellence Awards.
Held last night at the Erindale Vikings Club, the 2011 ACT Training Excellence Awards is the premier event in this year’s ACT Vocational Education and Training calendar. The awards ceremony recognises the achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, employers, schools and registered training organisations committed to vocational education and training.
A total of six awards were awarded to CIT, its staff and students. The awards were:
- Large Registered Training Organisation of the Year (this is the fifth year in a row CIT has won this award);
- Hayley Hoolihan (Cert III in Cultural Arts) won the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student, Training or Apprentice of the Year;
- Midori Kobayashi (Advance Diploma of Accounting), Vocational Student of the Year;
- Kaye O’Hara (recently retired from CIT), the Norm Fisher Award for outstanding and extensive contribution to VET in the ACT;
- Steve McMahon, VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year; and
- Michael Briguglio (Cert IV in Information Technology), ACT Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year. Michael was nominated by his employer Australian Customers and Border Protection Services.
CIT Chief Executive Adrian Marron said the awards showed that CIT continues to deliver premium vocational education and training.
"For 85 years CIT has helped enhance the lives of the people of the ACT and region, "he said..
"These awards underline that CIT is not just one of the nation’s top tertiary institutions - it is also a home to staff who are passionate about delivering quality cutting-edge education to a diverse cohort of students who are highly skilled and work-ready on graduation."