Education and Training International Newsletter 16
|Lecturer, Amanda Smith. Named best trainer in WA at the WA Training Awards.|
The South West Institute of Technology had cause to celebrate recently when lecturer, Amanda Smith from the Margaret River Campus, was named best trainer in WA at the glittering WA Training Awards ceremony hosted in Perth.
This event acknowledges excellence in training across a range of categories and rewards apprentices, trainees, vocational students as well as trainers and training organizations.
Ms Smith trains aspirant chefs and, having spearheaded a number of initiatives involving students, industry and local producers in the Margaret River region, has successfully enabled students to develop an appreciation for the superb local produce available in the region. To build on this foundation, Ms Smith envisages inviting a range of award winning local guest chefs into classes in 2012 to showcase their signature dishes and talk about their passion for cooking, how they got into it, where they have worked and what makes a successful chef.
|Stay tuned for changes to the ETI web site|
In the New Year you will notice some enhancements have been made to the design and functionality of ETI’s web and Facebook sites. This has been undertaken to make it a smoother experience for our prospective students and clients. The change will include a new ETI Portal page so our clients can be directed off to the appropriate functional area within ETI including:
- TAFE Training Institutes
- Primary and Secondary Education
- International Projects
- Skilled Migration
Along with this significant change ETI is also enhancing the information it provides on our WA TAFE institutes as well as the information provided on our social media sites such as Facebook.
|Fueled by the Mining Industry, WA's economy achieves record growth.|
A $210-million-a-day spending surge by miners and the construction industry has helped WA grow at its fastest rate on record.
Aided by shoppers and the government sector, WA's economic activity excluding exports and imports, known as final demand, jumped 8.4 per cent in the three months to September.
Since the Australian Bureau of Statistics started keeping State final demand figures in the mid-1980s, the WA economy has never grown faster. Annual growth jumped to 16.4 per cent. It was driven by a 19.4 per cent jump in private sector capital spending which hit an all-time high of $19.2 billion.