Maylands: MPA Skills in running for WA Training Awards

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A MAYLANDS-based plumbing and painting training organisation has been named a finalist in the WA Training Awards 2016.

MPA Skills, a group-training organisation providing school-based trade apprenticeships with secondary colleges, was nominated for the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s WA Industry Collaboration Award.

The nation’s first industry-specific organisation worked with the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of WA and Master Painters and Decorators Australia.

Department of Training and Workforce Development director general Dr Ruth Shean said MPA Skills deserved the nomination.

“MPA Skills, together with all of this year’s finalists, deserve recognition for the exceptional contribution they make to the state’s training sector,” she said.

“This year’s finalists stand out as leaders in their respective fields and have shown high standards of performance and commitment to vocational education and training.

“I wish them all the very best in this year’s awards.”

MPA Skills is among 13 statewide finalists in the WA Training Awards 2016.

Finalists for individual categories will be announced next month and winners would be announced at a presentation dinner on September 23.

Winners may also be eligible to compete in the Australian Training Awards later this year.