The Queensland Government has launched the Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards.
Nominations are now open for the ‘Leading Apprentice Award’ and runner-up ‘Highly Commended Apprentice Award’ for 2024, with recipients to be announced at the annual International Women’s Day Women in Manufacturing Breakfast next year.
The awards seek to celebrate Queensland’s leading female apprentices who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities in the workplace.
The winner will receive $10,000 and the runner-up $5000, with the prize money to support the winners with the cost of items such as tools, uniforms, education or career development courses.
These awards are part of the Women in Manufacturing Strategy, launched earlier this year. The Leading Apprentice Award is sponsored by the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, and the Highly Commended Apprentice Award is sponsored by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.
The Awards are seeking to promote the strength of women in manufacturing, but also help attract more women to this incredible industry.
The strategy aims to attract, train and retain more women in the industry by focusing on increasing participation in traditionally male dominated roles, to achieve more diversity in the industry right across Queensland.