THE Member for Coomera congratulated Next International Salon for being named a regional finalist in the Queensland Training Awards on Friday.
Michael Crandon said the Queensland Training Awards recognised the state’s top apprentices, trainees, trainers and employers in eight categories.
“The Awards showcase and recognise best practice and innovation in training and I am pleased to congratulate Next International Salon who is one of 24 regional finalists selected from our region, and 168 across Queensland, who will be trying for the title of regional winner next month (July),” he said.
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“Next International Salon is a finalist in the Small Employer of the Year category and it’s great to see a local business being recognised.
“Since opening the first Next International salon in 1993 on the Northern Gold Coast, their dedication to offering the highest quality in service and hairdressing has seen the Next International group grow to 4 salons.
“Next Internationals creative directors continually visit the Sassoon Academy London to ensure their team of inspiring young hairdressers are trained in excellence and creativity to exceed their clients expectations.
“Shaping a strong training system is a key part of the Newman Government’s commitment to increase productivity, grow our economy and reduce unemployment.
“The Newman Government has a strong plan for Queenslanders and it’s important that we mark the successes and celebrate vocational education and training excellence throughout the State.
“We’re committed to providing quality training linked to industry needs, and that’s why we are investing $615 million next financial year to implement our VET Investment Plan for the benefit of individuals, employers and industry.
“The new VET Investment Plan provides a framework for training linked to employment outcomes, and is a key element of our Great skills. Real opportunities. action plan to help Queenslanders acquire great skills and take advantage of real job opportunities.”
The Queensland Training Awards state winners will be announced in September. They will then have the opportunity to progress to the Australian Training Awards held in Adelaide on Friday 21 November 2014.
For further information about the Queensland Training Awards, visit http://www.qta.qld.gov.au/