Whitelion – Stride, Rotary Bentleigh Moorabbin and BGKLLEN again partnered this year to bring the Applied Learning Awards to the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston region. There was over 100 applications and the judges had a very tough time picking winners.
We know that Applied Learning is vital to young people looking to get a feel for the workforce and build vocational skills while completing secondary school. This includes the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) programs or School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs). That is why we think this is such a great initiative.
The Teachers/trainers, coordinators, schools, education providers and employers are also recognised for their positive contribution to applied learning throughout the year. There wouldn’t be any vocational programs without these dedicated and outstanding people.
As well as recognising outstanding achievements of students and the adults who support them, the ALAs aim to encourage future involvement in Applied Learning and uphold the importance of these programs in our community.
A massive thanks to Whitelion, Rotary Bentleigh Moorabbin, Highett Neighbourhood House for supporting the ALA and the Department of Education & Training, Johns Consulting, Catholic Education and others for being volunteer judges.
Most importantly, congrats to our winners!!
VCAL Student of the Year (Dual Winner): Rehena Rafique, Westall Secondary College
VCAL Student of the Year (Dual Winner): Twa Yee BAH, Westall Secondary College
Applied Learning Student of the Year: Ashley Collard, Cheltenham Secondary College
Learning and Personal Development Student of the Year: Jack Brand, Parkdale Secondary College
SBAT Student of the Year: Casey Hart, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College
VET Student of the Year: Luke Murray, Cheltenham Secondary College
Applied Learning Employer of the Year: Kanooka Child Care Centre
School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) Employer: Ned Costigan
Structured Workplace Learning Employer: Park Road Timber & Hardware
Applied Learning School of the Year: Westall Secondary College
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Provider: Mentone Grammar School
Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS) Delivery: Sandringham College
The Jenny Marks Memorial Award for Applied Learning Coordination and Support:Ben Pisani, Sandringham College
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Teacher: Jared Bandara, Westall Secondary College
Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS) Trainer: Carolyn Graffeo, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College