Southern Highlands Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training Awards 2016

Presented by: Workplace Learning in partnership with The Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The annual Southern Highlands Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training (VET) Awards were held on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at the Mittagong RSL Club. These awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of students across a wide range of industry categories as they strive towards their HSC. Students were nominated by their school, training organisation or by the workplacement host employer.

In 2016, a total of 14 local students were nominated; they were then interviewed and assessed by a panel of education and industry representatives as worthy recipients of an Outstanding Achievement in Vocational Education & Training award.

 

VET STUDENT OF THE YEAR

The winner of this award is determined by the panel following an interview process. The winner is the student who stands out as an overall star student. The winner of this year’s award went to:

Eyob GeistVET STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Chevalier College

Eyob received a certificate, gift voucher, personal glass trophy, and was also presented with an engraved plaque that will be on display at Chevalier College until next year’s awards.

 

OUSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VET

The recipients of these awards were:

Tirawa Gristwood OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – SCHOOL BASED TRAINEE (BUSINESS SERVICES)
Moss Vale High School

Tirawa GristwoodOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CONSTRUCTION
Moss Vale High School

Tim Rossiter OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CONSTRUCTION
Chevalier College

Ruby HaylockOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
Chevalier College

Tom ConwayOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CONSTRUCTION
Chevalier College

Liam O’Malley OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
Chevalier College

Eyob GeistOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – HOSPITALITY
Chevalier College

Rheece DenfordOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CONSTRUCTION
Moss Vale High School

Alex AllenOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – CONSTRUCTION
Moss Vale High School

Rose Archer-FiskOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – HOSPITALITY
Bowral High School

Tayla ParsonsOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – HOSPITALITY
Bowral High School

Abigail DuffOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – HOSPITALITY
Chevalier College

Samantha DraytonOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
Moss Vale High School

Kooper SmithOUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – AUTOMOTIVE
TAFE NSW Illawarra attending Moss Vale High School

 

EMPLOYERS

Each year we look to more than 200 businesses in the Southern Highlands to use their industry knowledge and expertise to provide training and mentoring to the many students who require it as part of their HSC. Employers participate voluntarily and our experience is that they take a great deal of pride and satisfaction out of being involved and in passing on their expertise to the next generation.

In 2016 the recipients of these awards were:

FRH Air ConditioningEXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING

Mittagong RSL EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING

The WoodageEXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING

Harbison CareEXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING

 

SPONSORSHIP

Our awards would not have been possible without our valued sponsors

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THE BAND

Music on the night was from the album Joie de Vivre by Nyssa & Alex

 

2016 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS VET AWARDS WINNER’S BOOKLET

Southern Highlands Schools Excellence in Vocational Education & Training Awards 2016

 

Thank you to everyone involved who helped make this event a success!