We are proud to announce that on 1st September 2017, Darwalla Group won the “Medium Employer of the Year” award category at the 2017 QLD Training Awards. This year, over 800 nominations were submitted for consideration and judging for the awards event.
The Queensland Training Awards are the peak recognition for the State in the vocational education and training sector, recognising and rewarding organisations and individuals for their outstanding contribution to skilling Australia.
Darwalla Group has been nominated four times for this award since 2013. Each time we have been shortlisted from over 600 applications. Darwalla has reached the finals on three occasions and in 2013 won the “South East QLD Employer of the Year”.
At Darwalla we firmly believe that our employees are our most valuable asset, and for that we are committed to assisting employees in reaching their full potential through education. All staff members undergo training, including non-accredited internal programs and accredited courses in poultry production, competitive systems, leadership and management. Upskilling existing workers has prepared these individuals for their current and future roles with the business and improved safety for everyone involved.The main areas highlighted from the Darwalla training programs were the training innovation at Darwalla Group, the integration of training and skills into Darwalla’s operations, the design and development of training demonstrating excellence and innovation and the company’s commitment to equity. Examples of the achievements that were attributed to training, and how these achievements have improved our business were also highlighted.
To win this award is a significant achievement that recognises Darwalla as the best in our category “Medium Employer of the Year” across the state. This award also highlights our success in training and skills and provides Darwalla with the opportunity to utilise this prestigious acknowledgement for our future success.
As winners in our category, Darwalla has now been entered into the shortlisting process for the National awards – “The Australian Training Awards 2017” which will be held in Canberra on Thursday 23rd November 2017.