Kangan Institute, alongside Bendigo TAFE, has been named Victoria’s Large Training Provider of the Year at the 2022 Victorian Training Awards held over the weekend.
Winners were announced on Saturday at a gala ceremony hosted by the Victorian Skills Authority, with Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE finalist for Inclusive Training Provider of the Year and automotive student Madison Giordano finalist for Apprentice of the Year.
“It is an honour to be named Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year and we’d also like to congratulate the other finalists – GO TAFE and Builders Academy Australia,” Ms Curtain said.
“This award is an absolute credit to our dedicated and committed staff at Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE who put students at the centre of everything we do.
“Despite the challenges of COVID-19 over the past year, our teams were able to adapt swiftly to the challenges and go above and beyond to ensure our TAFEs and our students continued to thrive.
“It is also our second year in a year to be named a finalist for Inclusive Training Provider, which is a strong recognition of our efforts in this space.”
Earlier this year, Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE was awarded the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards’ Community Award by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They also achieved the 2021 Victorian Multicultural Awards’ Award for Excellence in Education (VET).
Recent highlights at Kangan Institute include the introduction of a Creative + Digital Skills Campus in Cremorne and the opening of the new Health Hub at Essendon campus this year. These initiatives followed the unveiling of a new Trades + Skills Centre and new veterinary nursing clinic at Broadmeadows campus in 2021.
A new Health and Community Centre of Excellence at Broadmeadows campus is anticipated for opening in 2024.
Ms Curtain said state-of-the-art facilities and strong industry ties were instrumental to Kangan Institute’s delivery of quality vocational education and training.
“By continuously evolving our campuses to incorporate best-in-class training facilities, we are able to meet the aspirations of our students and provide them with an exceptional learning experience,” Ms Curtain said.
“We are also incredibly proud of our connection to industry and our efforts in meeting local industry needs. Our strong ties, and the support of our industry and community partners, have enabled us to keep innovating and ensuring our programs make a real difference to the communities we serve.”
The annual Victorian Training Awards brings together apprentices, trainees, students, teachers, training providers, employers and industry representatives, sharing in a high-quality training system that meets the needs of all Victorians.
Winners of selected Victorian Training Awards categories will represent Victoria at the 2022 Australian Training Awards to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on Friday 18 November 2022.