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posted on November 24, 2010 16:42

Western Sydney is home to the nation’s best Large Training Organisation, according to the peak national awards body for the vocational training and education sector. TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute was named the 2010 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards Gala presentation on November 19.

The accolade – one of the Australian Training Awards’ highest honours – comes on the back of the Institute being named NSW Large Training Provider of the Year for two years in a row.

Institute Director, Susan Hartigan, was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the staff and students of Western Sydney Institute.

“It was a great honour for me to accept this award on behalf of the Institute,” Ms Hartigan said.

“The Award recognises the contribution TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute makes to a region rich in culture and socio and economic diversity and acknowledges the Institute’s focus on providing the very best vocational education and training to individuals, enterprises and communities.

“The Institute has gained a reputation for responsiveness to the training needs of individuals and leadership in sustainable practices and training. We provide education and training which meets industry’s future skills needs including for the new ‘green collar’ sector, traditional trades and professions, and we do this using flexible and accessible delivery modes,” Ms Hartigan said.

Asia Pacific glass packaging and manufacturing company, O-I, hold a close relationship with TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute and consider the Institute to be “Best in Breed”. O-I Training Coordinator, Doug DeCean, congratulated TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute on being named 2010 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year and praised the organisation for its high quality of education and training.

“Through the support of Western Sydney Institute, O-I has developed a learning culture where staff work together to resolve issues to improve productivity, which in turn contributes to the company’s success. TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute provides competent staff to ensure that all learning outcomes are met to industry standards,” said Mr DeCean.

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