The Border Watch : April 4th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS 23 INDUSTRY PATHWAY COLLABORATION AWARD: Business SA regional manager Jasmine Pearce (second right) presents the Industry Pathway Collaboration Award to VTeCh Automotive Certificate III coordinator Scott hahesy, Tatiara Trucks and Trailers director Jaime Virgin, V-Tech Automotive principal Warren Meissner, Tatiara Truck and Trailers finance officer Bec Jones, Bordertown high School vocational pathway coordinator Sue Walters and Bordertown high School principal Mick O’Connell. Job excellence awarded Vocational education and training achievements celebrated KEN BR brett@ KENNEDY RETT email@example.com ANDOUT individual achievements and contributions to vocational education and training across the region were recognised on Wednesday night at the inaugural South East Secondary Schools Training Awards. Mount Gambier City Hall was filled with business and training representatives, students, families and supporters as the first seven award winners in the new initiative were recognised by the South East Secondary Schools Association (SESSA). EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Business SA regional manager Jasmine Pearce presents an accolade to family representative emma hedges, who accepted the award for Keith’s henry & Rose after it was named the employer of the year for school-based trainees or apprentices. The first accolade was taken out by Thomas Fogarty, named the school-based apprentice award recipient after showing outstanding dedication throughout 2013. Darcy Hart-Parsons performed similarly to earn the school-based trainee award, with both students balancing SACE studies and training towards a nationally recognised qualification. Penola High School’s Taylah Tranter took out the industry pathway student of the year title, with her efforts at the school’s Café 43 program making her a stand-out. Imogen Ryan’s outstanding participation as a vocational student in 2013 earned her the honour of vocational student of the year, while Penola teacher Dee Hutchinson was named the VET teacher/trainer of the year for her continued involvement in Café 43. Bordertown High School, VET TEACHER/TRAINER OF THE YEAR: Dee hutchinson has worked at Penola high School for 10 years as a vocational education and training teacher in hospitality. She has developed the popular Cafe 43 hospitality Skills Centre at the school, where students learn hospitality industry skills in a full commercial kitchen and restaurant area. The venue is open to the public. VOCATIONAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Imogen Ryan of Mount Gambier high School won the award after undertaking a vocational education and training program last year to enter the health profession. She worked full time at SA Dental Service and completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting while juggling her other Year 12 subjects and school commitments. VTECH Automotive and Tatiara Trucks and Trailers were all recognised in the Industry Pathway Collaboration Award, recognising their commitment to providing skills development for students. SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICE AWARD: Thomas Fogarty undertook a Certificate III in heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology. he has been supported by his training provider VTeCh Automotive, his employer Gericke Bulk handling in Naracoorte and the Independent Learning Centre in Naracoorte, where he is completing his SACe. The Border Watch, Friday, April 4, 2014 - 23 SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEE AWARD: Darcy hartParsons completed a Certificate I and II in Business while undertaking her final schooling at the Independent Learning Centre in Mount Gambier in 2013. During this time, she also completed a traineeship with Degaris Lawyers in Mount Gambier. She worked three hours each weekday, continued her business course and SACe studies, as well as maintaining her part-time position at Subway. Darcy is working at Degaris Lawyers this year as a trainee law clerk and assistant to the practice manager. INDUSTRY PATHWAY STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Taylah Tranter completed Certificate I in Kitchen Operations last year, as well as Certificate I in hospitality Operations onsite at the Penola high School hospitality Skills Centre Café 43. She also won gold medals with her team colleague in the 2013 Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge held at the Regency International TAFeSA centre in Adelaide. As a result of their win, Taylah and her team mate travelled to Japan to compete in the International Secondary Schools Challenge, achieving a bronze medal.
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