Yatala based company FirePro (Qld) has blazed past its competitors to win a prestigous Construction Skills Queensland award. Established in Beenleigh in 1995, the business last month won the Busy At Work Apprenticeships Services Employer Committment to Training Award for companies with up to $5 million turnover.
FirePro (Qld) General Manager, Janine Horrocks, said the company was very excited about the win. "It's a very prestigous award and we are humbled by it," she said. "To be recognised as a leader makes it a great achievement for everyone here."
The company employees 12 full-time apprecntices and prides itself on its apprenticeship and post-trade training. Apprentices complete four years in a Certificate III in Fire Protection course.
Construction Skills Queensland chief executive officer, Brett Shimming, said record nominations were received this year. "The judging panel was faced with an extremely difficult job in the lead up to the event, having to choose just 13 category winners from so many excellent nominations", he said. " The awards encompass a full range of people involved in the building and construction industry. They are a great opportunity to recognise those who show true dedication to training excellence."