Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award presentation – 2018 Australian Training Awards

Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award presentation – 2018 Australian Training Awards


– Minister, a really important award. This one, the Australian
Apprenticeships Employer award. Some great finalists. Let’s have a look. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] Leading the way in early childhood education and care, Affinity Education Group
delivers online learning, industry training, and
on the job assessment for its 3,000 plus educators. Launching its learning academy in 2017, Affinity stretches the
professional development of its future educators to inspiring and nurturing indikiduality,
bringing the magic of kids into everything they do. Focused on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization,
Siemens Australia’s advanced apprenticeship
program is reinventing the way apprenticeships and
trainingships are delivered, by developing advanced technical skills, together with valuable,
real world capabilities, such as communications, sales
and problem solving abilities. Assetlink delivers
integrated facility services that assist businesses to
manage their assets, operations, and carry out major and minor projects. To produce the best trained and qualified people in its industry, Assetlink adopts a
blended learning approach, providing all trainees with
a combination of online, face to face and on the job learning. Continually evolving its
approach to training delivery, Assetlink achieves completion
rates of around 90%. – [Tim] Minister, you have
the envelope. The winner is? – [Minister] Tim, I have the envelope and the winner of the 2018
Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award is … Siemens Limited. (audience applause) (upbeat music) – And minister, it is so great to have our last’s year’s winner
with us this evening and it is just great to know Angela Corker from SA Power Networks and the 2017 winner in this category is here tonight. But a very, very congratulatory
message from our finalist, but our winner, Siemens, please. (applause) – Thank you very much. I’ll just summarize distinguished guests, all and there are so many. All employers, all educators,
all people who invest in their own futures as being trained. And I’d like to also thank, of course, the other finalist and everybody who actually nominated for this award. Siemens is a large organization globally, but we do believe there
is such a thing happening as a fourth industrial revolution. We’re not afraid of it. We believe that it
actually creates more jobs, not less jobs, but
they’ll be different jobs. What’s necessary though, to face that fourth industrial revolution, is skills. And if there’s one thing
we all need to be doing to prepare for that, is
skills, skills, skills. And this room understands
exactly what I mean. And the sorts of things
that we’ve tried to achieve in this particular apprenticeship program, is to deliver the sorts
of skills that are needed for that future world and to
try to break down the barriers that exist sometimes when
some parts of education environments say, “But our job “is not to provide job ready skills.” We don’t quite see it that way. There’s a role for many
types of education, and that’s what we actually
had in mind when we did this. So, I’d like to congratulate firstly, all of our apprentices who are over in the corner over there. Can I hear it from you? Thank you. (applause) And end off by thanking the minister for supporting these awards. It’s a wonderful thing. Thank you. (applause) – Minister, and congratulations
to Affinity Education Group, of course, Assetlink
and Siemens as finalists and Siemens as the winner. Thank you Minister Cash. We’re going to see you
again, just after the entree to assist with the
presentation of more awards. Please join me again in
congratulating our recipients. Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy your entrees and we’ll be back with
more awards after that. Thank you. (applause)

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