Hard work to thank for near-per­fect VET rates

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ 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.

Pic­ture: Pil­bara In­sti­tute

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.

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