Council team member wins North Queensland Training Award

Date published: 19 July 2018

A Townsville City Council team member has won a North Queensland Training Award and will travel to Brisbane to compete as a State Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards.

Council Senior Program Development Officer Alice Stewart won the Vocational Student of the Year category for her efforts completing a Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Mrs Stewart said the qualification – done through a local Registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships – will allow her to help new starters with Council thrive in their new roles.

“I’ll be able to provide more detailed advice to people starting their careers with Council and make sure they have the best opportunity to succeed,” Mrs Stewart said.

“I’m thrilled to be able to use these new skills to help new Council team members do well in their new roles.”

Mrs Stewart said she looking forward to representing Townsville City Council  at the State Finals in Brisbane.

“I’m very passionate about learning and development and building employee capability,” Mrs Stewart said.

“Townsville City Council offers so many training opportunities to staff and I think that is really valuable for building the skills of their employees.

“I’m excited to represent Council in September against other finalists and show the great work that we do.”

Mayor Jenny Hill said she is proud of the achievements of the staff that have been nominated in the QLD Training Awards.

“To have a Council team member competing at the State level is wonderful and shows we are dedicated to providing training opportunities to our employees,” Cr Hill said.

“Council is totally committed to investing in our people and providing a fulfilling career.

“We’re hopeful that more of our staff will be recognised with awards, whether they are for training or work service, into the future.”

Cr Hill said Council was also investing heavily in its workforce with 100 trainees and apprentices supported in 2018.

“Council has done the heavy lifting to ensure we are re-investing back into our staff and frontline services,” Cr Hill said.

“We’ve currently got the largest intake of apprentices and trainees on record and I’m proud to be part of a team of councillors investing in the future of Council’s workforce and our community.”