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CEDoW Secondary Students Excel in 2021 VET Awards

Posted 19 November 2021 by Catholic Education

A number of secondary students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Wollongong, enrolled in Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of their HSC, have been recognised for their hard work and commitment to their chosen framework of studies and workplace training. The various awards held throughout the year, showcased the many talented students from Catholic, Independent and Government schools across the state.

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John Therry Rosemeadow construction students enjoy first-hand industry experience

Posted 9 December 2019 by Catholic Education

VET students at John Therry Rosemeadow are reaping the benefits of the school’s many industry connections and partnerships – enjoying direct on-the-job experience and other valuable encounters to build their practical knowledge and skills, and expand their career options.

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St John’s Nowra students celebrated at Shoalhaven Excellence in VET Awards

Posted 12 August 2019 by Catholic Education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students and staff at St John’s Nowra continue their success, with a number of the school’s Year 12 Hospitality students recognised at the annual Workplace Learning Shoalhaven Excellence in Vocational Education and Training Awards.

See which students won a Certificate of Excellence in Hospitality,  and who went on to win the Judges’ Award for Outstanding VET Student in the Shoalhaven.

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Making the next Masterchefs: John Therry VET students enjoy 'real' work experience

Posted 3 July 2019 by Catholic Education

Forget making sandwiches on kitchen work placements – it’s all about the real experience of working in the hospitality industry for students at John Therry Rosemeadow. A team of more than 30 Year 12 Hospitality students have prepared, cooked and served a delicious three-course dinner to a packed dining room at the Campbelltown Catholic Club – with glowing reviews!

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Macarthur students showcase their VET expertise at VETsteddFOOD event

Posted 24 June 2019 by Catholic Education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students from our Macarthur Catholic secondary schools have helped produce a wonderful morning of entertainment and a delicious feast for over 350 local senior citizens at the inaugural VETsteddFOOD.

The unique event saw Camden Civic Centre filled to capacity, as more than 120 VET students – including those from Magdalene Catholic College, NarellanJohn Therry Catholic High School, RosemeadowSt Benedict’s Catholic College, Oran Park; and Mater Dei, Camden – put their skills to the test.

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John Therry student first school-based apprentice for 'My Gateway'

Posted 11 June 2019 by My Gateway

Meet Jackson Parker, My Gateway’s first school-based apprentice!

Jackson, who is a student at John Therry Rosemeadow, began his carpentry apprenticeship in March, working one day per week at host employer, Combined Building.

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For the love of food: John Therry students cook up a storm

Posted 12 April 2019 by MWLP

John Therry Rosemeadow Year 12 students have put their hospitality skills to the test, cooking up a storm for over 70 senior students and teachers. The group is studying the VET subject of Hospitality as part of their Higher School Certificate; they were offered this unique learning experience from local non-profit, MWLP, as part of their mandatory work placement requirements.

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St John’s students stand out at Shoalhaven VET Awards

Posted 23 July 2018 by Catholic Education

The breadth and depth of St John the Evangelist, Nowra’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) talent was on clear display at the recent Shoalhaven Excellence in Vocational Education and Training Awards, with many students receiving recognition for their efforts both in and out of school.

A special congratulations to the Excellence in Vocational Education and Training ‘Student of the Year’ award recipients from St John's: Lauren Field (Hospitality Student of the Year) and Jack Flamminio (Construction Student of the Year).

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Holy Spirit's Mark Mancini wins silver at WorldSkills National Championships

Posted 5 June 2018 by Catholic Education

Congratulations to Holy Spirit College, Bellambi student, Mark Mancini, who has won an individual SILVER medal in Electrotechnology at the WorldSkills VETiS National Championships 2018 in Sydney over the weekend.

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Two Marks from Holy Spirit to take on the country’s best at the WorldSkills VETiS National Championships

Posted 30 May 2018 by Catholic Education

One teaches one of the only Electrotechnology Certificate II Career Start courses available in our Diocese. The other is one of his students, excelling against those across Sydney to rise in the competition ranks. Now, both Marks from Holy Spirit College, Bellambi - Mr Hamlet and Mr Mancini - are off to the WorldSkills VETiS National Championships 2018 to battle it out with the best of the best in electrotechnology.

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Young need a jobs-ready education

Posted 18 May 2018 by Megan O'Connell

"Jobs growth is not benefiting all people equally. Youth unemployment has remained in double digits for nearly a decade and in pockets, particularly across regional Australia, youth unemployment is above 20 per cent. This is in spite of the fact that nearly 90 per cent of young people are finishing school, and many are completing tertiary education." - Megan O'Connell, Opinion Piece in The Age, Melbourne (18 May 2018)


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Mt Carmel students tops state in HSC Construction

Posted 14 December 2017 by Catholic Education

Mt Carmel Catholic College student, Bianca Ritter, is a trailblazer. Not only did she take on study in traditionally male-dominated subjects for her HSC, but she’s done it in style, topping the state in the HSC Construction Examination.

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Students apply their trade in WorldSkills Australia VETiS Regional Competitions

Posted 18 November 2017 by Catholic Education

CEDoW VET students have successfully participated in the WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Regional Competitions across several skills categories during October and November.

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Shoalhaven Excellence in Vocational Education and Training Annual Awards

Posted 25 July 2017 by Catholic Education

Congratulations to Year 12 students from St John's Nowra, who took out the 'Student of the Year' award in three categories, as well as Shoalhaven VET Student of the Year, at the annual Shoalhaven Schools Excellence in VET Awards recently.

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