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The dedicated team from Gateway to Training.
The dedicated team from Gateway to Training.

The hard-working and dedicated team from Gateway to Training is celebrating.

They found out on Monday they have made the finals of a prestigious state award for community training.

"It's exciting to make the finals and is a tribute to the GTT team," GTT Executive Officer, Esme Cairns said.

The Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentimant announced the finalists in a number of categories on Monday.

GTT has made the final in the "community initiative" section with it's Steady, Ready, Go program.

"This year's 221 finalists have been selected from more than 865 applications across the state," Ms Fentiman said.

"These high calibre finalists represent a wide range of industries and occupations, from mechanics, electricians, small bakeries and hairdressing salons, to migrant support organisations and big businesses.

"I congratulate them for reaching the regional finals, and for their dedication to training.

"Being selected as a regional finalist recognises their outstanding contribution to the state's growth and economy and they should be proud of their achievements so far.

"The Queensland Training Awards shine the spotlight on the excellence that exists in the state's training sector and supports our commitment to fostering well-trained and skilled workforces.

"Regional winners will go on to represent their region at the Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner, to be held on 14 September in Brisbane," Ms Fentiman said.

Get Set, Ready, Go! provides eligible participants with free access to accredited and non-accredited training.

The program assists people to build foundation skills and gain qualifications required for them to improve their employment and training prospects.

SRG! provides life skills, assistance to gain employment, literacy and numeracy support and accredited training in: Certificate III in Community Services, Certificate III in Business Administration and Certificate III in Hospitality.