This Award celebrates the work and underlines the importance of Australian adult and community education (ACE) trainers and teachers. CCA is proud of the many thousands of Australian ACE trainers and teachers, who motivate, inspire, mentor and guide their students to learn new skills and grow professionally and personally, reaching economic, social and community life objectives. Trainers are the “cutting edge” of ACE education and training, as they support and facilitate increased student confidence and learning, bringing to bear their own substantial life, industry, teaching and other professional experience.
The CCA Community Education Trainer of the Year Award complements and expands on CCA’s successful Student of the Year Awards. The Student of the Year Awards reflect the diversity of the Australian ACE sector, and the importance of the personalised attention that ACE trainers give their students. The Trainer of the Year Award will reinforce, continue and deepen these traditions.
CCA requests Trainer of the Year nominations by Friday 29 July 2022, using the Trainer of the Year nomination form (Word document), prepared by the nominated trainer, then endorsed and submitted by an Australian ACE provider via email to CCA at firstname.lastname@example.org. CCA welcomes nominations from all Australian ACE providers, not only from member organisations. There is no nomination fee, although there is a limit of two nominations per organisation. Nominations are open now.
The 2022 Trainer of the Year Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 13 September 2022, in Sydney at the Marriott Hotel, Pitt Street near Circular Quay, as part of CCA’s National Conference dinner. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and finalists (to be determined, depending on funding).