Hard work to thank for near-perfect VET rates
■ Tom Price Senior High School principal Trevor Henderson has received recognition for the school’s outstanding vocational education and training achievement.
Last year, the school increased student completion rates for VET in Schools qualifications to 92 per cent.
Mr Henderson said the school had worked hard to achieve the high completion rate.
“This achievement is testament to the school’s investment in preparing its staff to successfully deliver a range of vocational education and training qualifications, and its investment into the school’s Trade Training Centre,” he said.
“Students at the training centre, with the support from staff at the Pilbara Institute, have the opportunity to complete Certificate II level qualifications in automotive and engineering.”
WA Department of Education Pilbara Regional executive director Sue Cuneo said these results demonstrated the value of clear planning and collaboration between schools and support staff associated with Vocational Education.
She said support was provided by the community and industry to ensure students had the opportunities to experience the workplace and complete their qualifications.
Pilbara Institute managing director Marlene Boundy congratulated Mr Henderson on the fantastic result.
“Pilbara Institute is proud to be associated with Tom Price Senior High School and all other high schools across the Pilbara, to offer opportunities for our young people to learn about the world of work — including industry-specific skills,” she said.
All state high schools across the Pilbara participated in the VETiS initiative.
Pilbara Institute is the largest provider of vocational education and training in the region.
For more information on the VET in Schools program, contact Pilbara Education Regional Office engagement and transitions manager James Gorham, or call Pilbara Institute on 1300 304 244.
Tom Price Senior High School principal Trevor Henderson has received recognition for the school’s outstanding vocational education and training achievement from Pilbara Institute managing director Marlene Boundy.