QCCC Mapleton's Senior Supervisor of Outdoor Education, Neil Robinson, is a finalist for the Outdoors Queensland Outstanding Individual Award in 2017. Neil is a trusted pioneer of Outdoor Education in Queensland, joining us in 1994 to start a one-man operation. From humble beginnings QCCC is now one of the largest providers of Outdoor Education programming in Queensland, catering to nearly 20,000 guests annually.
Two decades after he commenced Neil trains and operates his Outdoor Education to an exacting standard, never being satisfied with anything less than industry best-practice. Staff trained by Neil Robinson are known for their excellence and attention to detail – whether this be in the QCCC workplace, or amongst staff who have been trained by Neil and gone to work in other organisations in Queensland or globally. The comment most often made about instructors trained by Neil is “they go the extra mile.”
He is renowned for his attention to detail and high level of care, and the expectation all staff will embrace the highest level of service delivery. From the outset Neil has attempted to make Outdoor Education accessible to all. The earliest Mapleton events were camps for single mothers and their children. The vast majority of QCCC’s activities are accessible for people in wheelchairs or significant disabilities, with instructors trained above and beyond normal requirements to make sure all can participate.
We congratulate Neil on this recognition of his service to the industry and wish him all the best with the Awards process.