WA Train­ing Awards fi­nal­ists

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TWO Swan Val­ley Angli­can Com­mu­nity School stu­dents have been named as fi­nal­ists in the WA Train­ing Awards.

Year 12 stu­dent Caitlin Whit­tle was nom­i­nated for the School­based Ap­pren­tice of the Year for her work in the school’s hospi­tal­ity pro­gram and Jess Hay­don was nom­i­nated as a fi­nal­ist in the Vo­ca­tional Stu­dent of the Year award for his school-based trainee­ship in the civil con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

The stu­dents will at­tend the awards pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner at Crown next month.

Caitlin said the course had given her life skills in lead­er­ship and how to cope in stress­ful sit­u­a­tions.

“It’s helped me with school­work and how to deal with stress a lot bet­ter,” she said.

“Hospi­tal­ity is a big in­ter­est of mine.

“I started the course as a break from my ATAR sub­jects and now I am think­ing of tak­ing a gap year and work­ing in hospi­tal­ity to get more ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Jess said he had al­ways been in­ter­ested in ma­chin­ery from a young age and his trainee­ship had ce­mented his pas­sion.

He said ever since start­ing his trainee­ship, he had never missed a day.

“I re­ally en­joy it and I’m hop­ing I will be able to get a job with the com­pany I am do­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence with and go for my Cer­tifi­cate III in the next cou­ple of years,” he said.

Swan Val­ley Angli­can Com­mu­nity School prin­ci­pal Melissa Pow­ell said it was a huge achieve­ment that two stu­dents had been named as fi­nal­ists.

“What they have achieved is a tes­ta­ment to the stu­dents and the school,” she said.

“They are both great role mod­els for other stu­dents at the school who are con­sid­er­ing go­ing down sim­i­lar paths.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485675

Caitlin Whit­tle and Jess Hay­don are fi­nal­ists in the WA Train­ing Awards.

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