Students recognised for excellence in their studies at TAFE awards
Students learning and excelling at the tricks of the trade have earned themselves the spotlight at Central Regional TAFE Mid West and Gascoyne’s recent award ceremony.
Awards were presented to Nagle Catholic College students Jaide Morgan, Isabella Bellottie and Sarah Smyth, who received their accolades while completing certificates in retail cosmetics, animal studies and preparation for nursing respectively.
Geraldton Senior College students Madison Long and Mitchell Will were also recognised for their efforts in community services and electro-technology.
Carnarvon student and plumber’s apprentice Jai Lawer was given the 2018 Employment Based Training Student Award and several businesses were recognised for taking on students to do practical work, including Place Road Pets and Aquarium Centre, S&K Electrical Contracting and GG Pumps Electrical.
Central Regional TAFE managing director Bill Swetman said his institution provided 33 qualifications to more than 350 students at 12 schools in the region. He said vocational training allowed children to explore the workplace and apply practical skills.
“It is also beneficial to employers and our industry partners, as they get to try out potential employees,” Mr Swetman said, of the program.
“The program also increases the likelihood of students gaining localised employment or, alternatively, streamlines their entry into higher level VET qualifications and provides a pathway to higher education.”
The TAFE Vocational Education and Training program has been running since 1997.