PACCAR wins top-boss gong

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PACCAR Aus­tralia has been hon­oured in the Em­ployer of the Year cat­e­gory of the pres­ti­gious Vic­to­rian Train­ing Awards for 2018.

PACCAR Aus­tralia op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor Tom Cooper, who ac­cepted the award at the event at Pal­la­dium at Crown re­cently, said it pro­vided “im­por­tant recog­ni­tion of PACCAR Aus­tralia’s amaz­ing, won­der­ful and truly val­ued em­ploy­ees, sup­pli­ers and deal­ers who con­tinue to pro­vide that lit­tle bit ex­tra ev­ery day to en­sure our cus­tomers re­ceive the best prod­uct we can pro­duce”.

“This ac­knowl­edge­ment is tes­ta­ment to their com­mit­ment to their work, the com­pany and the cus­tomers and it’s grat­i­fy­ing to be re­garded as an ex­em­plary em­ployer,” he said.

The Em­ployer of the Year Award recog­nises an en­ter­prise which has achieved ex­cel­lence in the pro­vi­sion of “na­tion­ally recog­nised train­ing” for its em­ploy­ees.

“Na­tion­ally recog­nised train­ing” refers to train­ing that is based on a na­tional train­ing pack­age or ac­cred­ited course that re­sults in an in­di­vid­ual re­ceiv­ing a for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tion or state­ment of at­tain­ment is­sued by a reg­is­tered train­ing provider.

Now in its 64th year, the Vic­to­rian Train­ing Awards cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence in the train­ing sys­tem, with 39 fi­nal­ists in­clud­ing ap­pren­tices, trainees, stu­dents, em­ploy­ers, teach­ers, in­dus­try col­lab­o­ra­tion and train­ing providers across 13 cat­e­gories at­tend­ing the gala awards night.

The awards are a cel­e­bra­tion of the achieve­ments of vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents, teach­ers and train­ing providers and the in­no­va­tion of busi­nesses who de­liver train­ing across Vic­to­ria.

The lat­est award con­tin­ues an ad­mirable track record for PACCAR Aus­tralia, which has twice be­fore won the Vic­to­rian State Govern­ment’s Em­ployer of the Year (WPC cat­e­gory) Train­ing Awards, and the Fed­eral Govern­ment’s In­dus­try Train­ing Award for Man­u­fac­tur­ing, in 2012 and 2007, as well as AHRI Awards for Tal­ent De­vel­op­ment and Man­age­ment in 2017 and 2014.

Min­is­ter for In­dus­try and Em­ploy­ment Ben Car­roll said PACCAR was “one of Vic­to­ria’s great man­u­fac­tur­ing suc­cess sto­ries”.

PACCAR Aus­tralia is an au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­turer that pro­duces world-best trucks, con­tribut­ing to lo­cal and na­tional man­u­fac­tur­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties gen­er­at­ing di­rect and in­di­rect em­ploy­ment that ex­tends from staff to sup­pli­ers, dealer net­work and cus­tomers.

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CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS: In­dus­try and Em­ploy­ment Min­is­ter Ben Car­roll presents the Vic­to­rian Train­ing Awards Em­ployer of the Year to Tom Cooper of PACCAR Aus­tralia.

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