RMIT won the Industry Collaboration Award in partnership with Metricon and the Master Builders Association at the 2016 Victorian Training Awards.
The award highlights the efforts of employers and training providers who have worked together to develop and implement training to meet a business need.
Peter Ryan, Executive Dean of the School of Vocational Education, Engineering Health and Science, said the University was honoured to be acknowledged.
"This award is a reflection of RMIT's commitment to working with industry to deliver tailored training that provides workers with the skills needed by employers,” Ryan said.
RMIT developed its innovative building certification program in collaboration with Metricon and the Master Builders Association of Victoria. The program provides specialised training and creates education pathways for Metricon staff.
RMIT was represented at the awards by Glenn Halupka, an Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) graduate, who was a finalist in the Victorian Vocational Student of the Year category.
The awards were presented by Steve Herbert, Victorian Minister for Training and Skills, who was impressed by the achievements of the collaboration.
“Training is the key to a skilled and adaptable workforce. I congratulate the students, employers and educators who are finalists in the 2016 Victorian Training Awards,” Herbert said.
The Victorian Training Awards are a Victorian State Government initiative recognising the achievements of students, trainees and apprentices and the teachers, schools and businesses who provide tailored training.
As a category winner, RMIT will now represent Victoria in the Australian Training Awards in Darwin later this year.
Story: Jennifer Paynter