James Nash State High School school-based traineeship co-ordinator Tracey Condon with award winners Alan Hornery, Blake Jeremy and Thomas Wade.
James Nash State High School school-based traineeship co-ordinator Tracey Condon with award winners Alan Hornery, Blake Jeremy and Thomas Wade. Craig Warhurst

Apprentices win training awards

FOUR ex-James Nash State High School students have won Australian vocational student prizes.

Alan Hornery, Blake Jeremy, Christopher Frampton and Thomas Wade each won a $2000 cash prize and certificate.

The awards are given to Year 12 students who demonstrate exceptional skills, commitment and achievement while undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools program or an Australian School-based Apprenticeship.

Each year, the AVSP recognises up to 500 outstanding Year 12 students Australia-wide.

The AVSP promotes the value of vocational education and training in schools recognising students who choose to pursue a practical training pathway while completing their senior secondary studies.

Students are nominated on the basis that they have demonstrated outstanding vocational and employability skills, high achievement, determination and commitment while undertaking a vocational education and training in schools program or Australian school-based apprenticeship.

Thomas Wade received his award while studying year 12 at James Nash Sate High School and doing a Certificate III Engineering employed by MRAEL hosted by Gympie Regional Council. He is now in the second year of his boiler maker apprenticeship.

Blake Jeremy is on his way to becoming a diesel fitter. He started a Certificate III Engineering Mechanical Trade employed by MRAEL, hosted by Gympie Regional Council.

Christopher Frampton completed a Certificate II Community Recreation at Cooloola Fitness Centre and is now working in Brisbane.

Alan Hornery completed a Certificate III in Hospitality Operations at City Café and is now an apprentice chef at the Royal Hotel.

All students completed their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) as well as the abovementioned VET Certificates through the school.

Gympie Times


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