Using the Stage 2 criteria, a judging panel will select a grand-prize winner and up to five runners-up. Judges will assign one to five points in each of the categories below.
Local or national need
Extent to which the entrant demonstrates local or national industry demand for more skilled workers in the relevant field.
Extent to which the entrant has established partnership commitments to facilitate placements in apprenticeships or other industry roles with opportunities for progression.
Extent to which the program will deliver adult education and literacy activities that will equip participants with the necessary academic, occupational, and workplace skills and credentials needed to enter apprenticeships or other industry roles with opportunities for progression.
Extent to which the program reflects the interests and needs of the target adult learners, such as through tailored outreach strategies and support services.
Extent to which the entrant demonstrates the necessary skills, resources, and commitment to establish and deliver a high-quality pre-apprenticeship program beyond the challenge.