Multicap and DSWs selected as regional finalists for Queensland Training Awards 

Two Multicap Disability Support Workers (DSWs) have been recognised for their outstanding achievements as students of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) program.

Rockhampton DSWs Tomika (pictured left) and Nena  (pictured right) are regional finalists (top three) for Central Queensland in the Queensland Training Awards, Equity Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student of the Year category.

Multicap is also a Central Queensland regional finalist (top two) for the Community Training Initiative category.

The regional winners will be announced on 30 July 2021. Regional winners will become state finalists, with the winners announced at a gala event in Brisbane on 4 September 2021.

Rockhampton SQW Project Coordinator Melissa said the nominations recognise the hard work of staff and students.

"Being nominated for this award is a wonderful way that we can acknowledge the commitment and determination of each student and Multicap employee who is invested in creating bright futures for many, many people," Melissa said.

"A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure SQW is successful, and we couldn’t be prouder that Multicap has been nominated for this award and that two of our students are also nominated."

Tomika and Nena were among 36 Rockhampton SQW graduates in 2020. Tomika said being nominated for the award was life-changing.

"I want to continue to learn and work harder," she said. "This opportunity to study and complete the course with Multicap has been awesome. It’s rewarding to come to work and see a smile on the face of my customer."

Nena said: "To be in the top makes me so happy. I get to share my story, my journey about this course. We get to touch people’s lives and experience so many opportunities working in this field." 

You can read more about Tomika and Nena on our SQW Success Stories page.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government.

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