(I'm a bit late on this news announcement, and although it's only a month late, it's definitely worth posting since it's another great achievement for the games industry. Congratulations to the folks at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment for taking out this prestigious award!!)
From the AIE website
Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) was last night named as the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year at the Australian Training Awards gala dinner, held by the Department of Education, Science and Training in Hobart. It was AIE’s third nomination for the national awards and sees AIE as the first ACT training organisation to be a national winner in the award’s history.
“To win this award is to be seen as the best of the best” said AIE Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ian Gibson.
“It is fantastic recognition for the staff and students at AIE, our education partners CIT and the ACT as a whole. The award is also a celebration of the importance of the creative digital media industries to Australia’s future and acknowledges the great careers that are possible in these areas” continued Mr Gibson.
AIE would like to also congratulate its education partner, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), and the other ACT finalists whose excellent work meant that the ACT was represented in record numbers at this year’s national awards.
About the Australian Training Awards
The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training, recognising innovation and excellence in the training sector. The Australian Training Awards are the culmination of the state and territory awards with winners selected to compete in the national finals.
Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as Australia’s premiere educator for the Game Development and 3D Digital industries. AIE campuses in Canberra and Melbourne continue to fuel these industries with high levels of graduate employment and student satisfaction.
AIE provides cutting-edge, specialised, hand-on training, through industry-focused education that are nationally accredited and recognised throughout Australia. AIE graduates continue to be instrumental in building the games, entertainment and related industries in Australia and can be found working in some of the world’s fastest growing studios.