Presentation of Major Awards
Vocational Education & Training Student of the Year
Presented by Tom Ziniak from Quality Automotive Training
Recognition award is shared by Maryann Turner from Renmark High School and Rachel Claxton from Waikerie High School.
The Riverland and Mallee Vocational Award 2010/11 for Vocational Education & Training Student of the Year will be shared by two students.
David Hoffmann from Waikerie High School and Briony Winen from Glossop High School.
David has undertaken a Multi Trades Course through Berri TAFE. This has given him the opportunity to select subjects out of the “normal” subject range for senior school students, and has provided the chance to study something he was interested in, while giving a pathway to future study options and an apprenticeship.
David has now gained an Apprenticeship with Australian Industry Group Training Services, and will be working with Intercast & Forge in Wingfield. The company exports to over 20 countries and supplies 40% of the Australia market for high quality cast iron components. David hopes that this will give him the opportunity to obtain world standards skills and to travel and work in many countries.
Briony has undertaken Certificate III in Children’s Services. This has fostered her desire to undertake a career working with children. She loves seeing children learn new skills, and feels a sense of achievement playing a part in their learning. Briony would like to thank the staff at the Barmera Kindergarten for being included as part of their team.
Her goal is to attend University to study early childhood education and to return to work in a country region. Her VET studies in Children’s Services have been a wonderful pathway towards her future career.