George Papallo, OAM, FAITD NSW
George joined AITD in 1988 while Head of a Business and ELICOS college.
He started his career as a Science teacher while continuing his studies in Industrial Chemistry. Once a graduate he began writing training materials, firstly for Laboratory Attendants and then for teachers in Audio Visual equipment and Computing. While Science Master at North Sydney Boys High he was appointed the first Science Consultant to train teachers in the use of science equipment. He progressed to the Department of Education training unit and was then promoted to Head of Professional Services with the management responsibility for thirty two curriculum consultants.
George lectured at universities and TAFES in Science and Education. Later, as CEO of Macquarie Community College he designed, presented and led training teams to win the prestigious “Starburst Award” Quality Provider of the Year from Reckitt and Colman. Immediately following that success, he designed a training program for the professional development of the entire female staff at 3M.
In 2000 AITD awarded George Fellow status (FAITD) for his contribution to the training industry. In 2007 he was awarded an ‘Order of Australia Medal’ for his services to Adult Education.
His qualifications are Teachers Certificate (STC), Diploma in Technology (NSWIT), Bachelor of Science (UTS), Master of Educational Administration (UNSW), Certificate (IV) Training & Assessment (DET).
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