CIT Nominated for Large RTO of the Year
Published: 04 Nov 2020
The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has been shortlisted for the Large Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of the Year, as part of the 2020 Australian Training Awards.
CIT CEO Leanne Cover said the Australian Training Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector across Australia. "It is a great honour for CIT to be shortlisted in the Large RTO category. We are so proud to showcase CIT and all the great work we do on a national stage."
This achievement is particularly impressive this year, given the profound effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the vocational education and training (VET) sector. "At a time when CIT is becoming increasingly relied upon to meet the needs of Canberra and our regional community, Canberrans can be proud that CIT is recognised as being among the most outstanding VET institutions in Australia," Ms Cover said.
"CIT is ready to support our apprentices, trainees and graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities of this new world and are so proud of how our staff have brought CIT into students’ homes through a greater integration of technology."
"Ms Cover noted that this nomination is for CIT as a whole, and there were many innovative and collaborative projects and initiatives that helped set CIT apart from other institutions around the country. These projects, initiatives and training environments run the full gamut of education and training offered here at CIT, including art, media, trades, renewables, horticulture, community work, health and wellbeing, cyber security and hospitality."
As well as the Large RTO awards, a number of CIT students are also in the running for individual awards at the National Awards, including:
- Khye Bolin, Apprentice of the Year
- Clarisse Ambroise, Trainee of the Year
- Charise Mae Brabec, Vocational Student of the Year
- Lisa Cherie Birnie, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
- Sebastian Connor, Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year
The final awards will be presented at a virtual award ceremony on 20 November 2020.