Keppel Bay Sailing Club Blitz Training Awards

One of the Capricorn Coasts biggest employers, Keppel Bay Sailing Club were both winners and grinners when they took out this year’s Queensland Training Awards for the Central Queensland region for Medium Employer of the Year last Saturday.

KBSC president Joanne Madden said the board couldn’t be happier with the prestigious award. “We congratulate the staff and management for achieving such an outstanding result,” Ms Madden said. “While the training has allowed our staff to improve their skill base, patrons will also benefit in the increased standard of service being delivered throughout our venues”

KBSC Manager Julie Strudwick said the management and staff were thrilled to have been awarded the honour after a couple of rather difficult years. “The closure of the club after Cyclone Marcia due to extensive damage throughout the venues was seen as an ideal opportunity to train staff, including several long term employees with more than 20 years experience,” Ms Strudwick said. “Seventy four of our staff participated in the training during 2015 in courses ranging from school based traineeships to management courses.

“The Club is constantly looking at ways we can improve the level of service we provide to our members and visitors so rather than let the cyclone repress our ability, we took that initiative to offer our staff the opportunity to take their skills to a new level of excellence. While the award was a delightful recognition of hard work to improve what we do, it has also demonstrated just how important continual improvement is for long term sustainable growth for any business large or small.”

As winners of the Central QLD Awards, Keppel Bay Sailing Club will now compete as finalists in the State Awards in September with the hope of being finalists in this year’s national Australia Training Awards in November.

Now in its 55th year, the Queensland Training Awards are the state’s highest recognition of people and organisations who strive for success, best practice and innovation in training.

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