Two students win Australian Vocational Student Prize

Two students, from Erina and Green Point, have been awarded one of the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS).

Isabella Mitchell from Central Coast Adventist School in Erina and Jessica Hordern from Green Point Christian College are among 500 students to receive the Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP), which recognises the skill, commitment and achievements of school students who take on vocational education in their final year.

A further 20 prizes – the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence in School – have been awarded to the top AVSP recipients across state/territory, industry and indigenous categories. “Isabella and Jessica are not just ambassadors for their school and the Central Coast, but for the first class career opportunities that high-quality VETiS can provide,” said Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.

“The Coalition Government is committed to delivering a VETiS system with stronger links to industry and training providers, ensuring our graduates get high-quality, on-the-job training that equips them with the skills employers need.” In congratulating the Central Coast students, Ms Wicks said: “The future prosperity of our economy very much depends on a highly-skilled workforce with this generation given an opportunity to pursue a trade or training while at school and deciding on a future career.”

Media release,
17 Jun 2014
Tim Sowden, offi ce of
Lucy Wicks MP