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Bremer TAFE manufactures second trainer of the year award
Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ) has named The Bremer Institute of TAFE the Registered Training Organisation of the Year for the second year running at its annual Industry Skills Awards.
Held in Brisbane earlier this month, the awards are the state's premier platform for showcasing the skilling achievements of the sector's apprentices, employers, teachers and training providers.
MSQ General Manager Erik Salonen said The Bremer Institute of TAFE's industry driven approach was the main reason they were the Queensland manufacturing industry's training partner of choice.
"The Bremer TAFE are certainly meeting the needs of industry and that shows in the feedback we are getting from manufacturing-based business," Mr Salonen said.
"The Industry Skills Awards are about showcasing the best of the sector's skilling workforce to the wider community and The Bremer TAFE is certainly a fantastic example of that."
The Bremer TAFE delivers training in a number of manufacturing areas, including certificates and diplomas in the metal fabrication, fitting and automotive faculties.
The Bremer Institute of TAFE Director Michael Thomas said the award highlighted the institute's commitment to the manufacturing industry.
"To be awarded this honour for a second year in a row is a huge tick of approval from the industry for the work we are doing," Mr Thomas said.
"As an employer of more than 190,000 Queenslanders, manufacturing is vital to the State's economic health now and into the future, and we are proud to have the role we play recognised.
"Ultimately, it's an acknowledgment of our staff's hard work and dedication to delivering high quality, industry relevant and accessible training to the sector."
The Bremer TAFE metal fabrication teacher Gil Borgatti said the Institute's close relationship with industry stakeholders was the key to its success.
"Extensive consultation with industry and thorough on-site research formed the foundation of every one of our courses," Mr Borgatti said.
"Far from disrupting employers with inconvenient training programs, we've established a range of measures that ensure training is delivered in a way that actually contributes to their output.
"These include flexible delivery options structured around employee availability and on-site training, and the tailoring of assessments to combine them with actual tasks being undertaken at work by trainees."
Mr Borgatti said The Bremer Institute of TAFE recognised that no two employers had the same training needs and customised their training packages accordingly.
"We look very closely at each client to create a package that suits their individual training plan," Mr Borgatti said.
"Each one of our teachers also works in conjunction with a client to provide personalised service.
"That means there is a line of communication open at all times to prevent delays, provide advice and resolve issues before they even happen."