Strait' to the top - marine pathways project honoured at national awards

Wednesday 30 April 2014
The Torres Strait Marine Pathways Project (TSMPP) received two honours at the 2014 Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) Awards.
TSMPP students honing their seafaring skills

The TSMPP is funded by the Torres Strait Regional Authority Economic Development Program with operational support and additional funding from Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as part of the Torres Strait Marine Safety Program.

The Excellence in Industry Promotion Award was given to the Australian Maritime College (AMC) for the training program delivered under the TSMPP. The award was in recognition of their role in developing the seafaring skills of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people and improving Maritime Safety in the Torres Strait Region. The AMC and partner agencies of the TSMPP have delivered Certificate II level Coxswain and Marine Engine Driver Training to 60 students in the past few months, resulting in commercial qualifications that allow the students to work safely in the near coastal maritime industry, contribute to economic development in the region, as well as train and mentor other indigenous seafarers.

Recent TSMPP graduate, Koeygab Pabai, was nominated for the Trainee of the Year award and received a Highly Commended certificate in recognition of his performance throughout the TSMPP course.

The Transport Logistics Industry Skills Council is an independent, government funded, not-for-profit organisation that works on behalf of the Transport and Logistics industry to promote investment in skills and workforce development.

Award presentation (L-R) Koeygab Pabai, Trainee of the Year nominee; Ruth Findlater, Trainer, AMC; Jarrod Weaving, VET Manager, AMC; and Paul Brown, Trainer, AMC

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