ZOO CREW'S LATEST AWARDS
News source: The Range News, Thursday 23 March 2006
AUSTRALIA Zoo displayed its commitment to Rotary and the local community through their Pride in Workmanship Awards sponsorship, which was held on Saturday, March 18 at the Beerwah Community Centre.
The Pride in Workmanship Award is designed to acknowledge an employee, tradesperson or office person – irrespective of age or vocation – who, in the eyes of the nominator or employer, displays outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication and commitment to their job.
The award is intended to cover all aspects of work performance and ethics, including output quality and quantity, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.
Many Australia Zoo staff members were nominated for the awards, with Mammals Curator Amanda Brown nominated for Excellence in Workmanship – Employee and entertainer Scott Wright nominated for Vocational Excellence.
Both received the award in their respective categories from an exceptional lineup of nominees.
Other proud nominees included Education Coordinator Nick Bell for the Job Well Done – Employee award and Zoo trainee Kahlia Leggett for the Apprentices and Trainees award.
The team of 530 employees at Australia Zoo was honoured by receiving a special team award for their obvious pride in their work.
Australia Zoo also got into the spirit by nominating several local businesses they have worked with since the Zoo’s opening.
Steve Valpreda, more commonly known as Steve the Butcher and a long-time supplier and friend, was nominated and a finalist for the Small Business – Owner award.
Australia Zoo would like to congratulate all nominees and winners for their attitude and pride for working in the local community.