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CIT shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Australian Training Awards

Published: 11 Nov 2017

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Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is one of only 3 large training providers that have been shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Large Training Provider of the Year in the 2017 Australian Training Awards. CIT will compete against Geelong-based TAFE Gordon and The Charles Darwin University, at the award ceremony on Thursday 23 November at the Canberra Convention Centre.

The Australian Training Awards are the premier training awards in Australia open to over 4,000 registered training providers annually.

Skilling the Australian workforce has never been more important.  As the world of work is rapidly changing and the demand for new skills is increasing it is vital for training providers to evolve to contribute to and drive the growth of the Australian economy.  CIT is leading the way with new training initiatives in cyber security, renewable energy, entrepreneurship and the growing health sector.  The listing of CIT as a finalist in 2017 caps off a remarkable year of achievement for CIT and the ACT with CIT graduate Shane Dealy, currently the Australian Apprentice of the Year, and CIT partners Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) and Bond Hair Religion, the small training provider and small business employer respectively.

In addition to CIT being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Large Training Provider of the Year, CIT will also be proudly supporting shortlisted student finalists Tiffany Davies and Taila Simsons in their respective categories of Australian Apprentice of the Year and Australian Trainee of the Year.

"To be shortlisted as a finalist as one of the nation’s top training providers is an honour for CIT and a credit to CIT staff and students. We take great pride in the vocational education and training service we provide to the ACT and surrounding areas. This will be the first time in ten years where CIT has been shortlisted as a finalist at the national level, and for CIT to be recognised as one of the top training providers in the country is an achievement in its own right" CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover said.

"Not only is this a great result for CIT and the shortlisted students, but it is a fantastic outcome for the ACT as Australia's education Capital" said Ms Cover.