Key information Apprentices get formal recognition for trade The re-introduction of Trade Papers will see Victorians who have completed their apprenticeship over the last five years have their trade formally recognised. Victorian Training Awards winners shine The 2018 winners come from diverse fields, each recognised in categories for individuals, employers, training providers and industry collaborators. Subscribe to the TAFE and Training Update Subscribe at no cost to the quarterly TAFE and Training Update, which provides a regular snapshot of Victoria’s training and skills sector. Innovation and collaboration Trade mission to help TAFE Victoria access global markets The mission showcased Victoria’s high quality TAFE system to help break into the off-shore vocational education market and create more jobs for the sector. Skills First Regional Forums bring sector together The Skills First Regional Forums brought together the local community and industry groups to discuss the changing nature of work and jobs and training needs. Improving student learning one bite at a time William Angliss Institute has demonstrated that even the most unusual of spaces can be used to improve student learning with its innovative edible garden. Melbourne Polytechnic - 2018 inclusive training provider of the year Victorian Training Awards winner, Melbourne Polytechnic provides an effective and inclusive education and training environment for staff and students with disabilities. Meeting industry needs Wodonga TAFE celebrates national Defence Force training contract The Wodonga Institute of TAFE and the Australian Defence Force have signed a five-year training contract to deliver training for Defence personnel. Futureproofing employment in the horticulture industry The next generation of horticulture workers are set to be trained using the latest virtual picking technology, making sure they are future ready. Taking training beyond traditional boundaries Holmesglen private hospital partnered with Healthscope to create a symbiotic health and education precinct, a first for Australian TAFE. Building a future for our construction students The next generation of construction workers in Melbourne’s north-east will soon have access to additional training to help give them the skills they need for a changing workforce. Students help restore invaluable link to the past When the heritage-listed shelter at the Clayton railway station had to be moved for the new station, over 200 Chisholm building and construction students stepped in to help. My individual journey From little things big things grow After a 30-year career as a teacher and manager, Linda Day yearned for something completely different—something out of the office and into the great outdoors.