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ACI Glass wins training award

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ACI Glass Packagings major wine bottle plant at West Croydon in Adelaide has won a major award in the 2004 Australian Training awards.

ACI Glas s, which is a subsidiary of Owens-Illinois, one of the largest glass manufacturing and packaging companies in the world, was named the Large Employer of the Year in a ceremony at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne late last month.

The judges applauded ACI Glass Packaging for linking and tracking training outcomes to organisational improvements in quality, safety and productivity.

Desmond Brown, human resources manager for ACI Glass Packaging, said the company provided an opportunity for all employees to work towards obtaining national qualifications.

Quality training is paramount; it enables our employees to provide the world-class service our customers expect. Well trained people with the right service focused attitude are the life blood of our business.

According to ANTA chairman, David Hind, the key to becoming internationally competitive is recognition by employers that training is absolutely critical to achieving success.

Employers such as ACI Glass Packaging are setting the standard in on-the-job training, and are reaping the rewards as a result, Hind said.

The Australian Training Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of apprentices, trainees and students as well as the contribution of enterprises and training providers to skilling Australia. The awards are hosted by the Australian National Training Authority and supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training.

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