The landscape of vocational education and training is changing

Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro addresses guests at the NSW launch of National Skills Week. Photo: Gene Ramirez   The diversity of opportunities available through vocational pathways was emphasised when Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College Burwood hosted the NSW launch of National Skills Week. Source: The landscape of vocational education and training is changing

Male dominated trades in girls’ sights

The young women studying male-dominated trades at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College hope to inspire others to follow their dreams this International Women’s Day. Source: Male dominated trades in girls’ sights

On a Quest for vocations

Learning about the practicalities of trades calls for real life experience and authentic learning. That’s just what’s happened for students at Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood. Read more: On a Quest for vocations

WorldSkills taken to next level

The heat was on for WorldSkills hospitality competitors at Marist College Kogarah. Source: WorldSkills taken to next level

Tourism students drive hamper initiative

Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College’s tourism and events students have taken the lead in organising their school’s Christmas hamper drive. Source: Tourism students drive hamper initiative

Drawing board leads construction challenge

With two grandfathers and a father who are carpenters, skill with timber is in Timothy Jacobs’ blood. The Year 11 Construction student at Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield placed first in the Catholic Inter-school WorldSkills Construction Challenge held at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown’s Saint Yon Trade Training Centre on August 28. Participants were asked to construct a drawing board and T-square in under four hours. Read more: Drawing board leads construction challenge

Wilhelm named ‘Apprentice of the Year’

An apprenticeship at one of Sydney’s best seafood restaurants has fuelled Wilhelm Gabut’s dream to become an executive chef. The Year 12 student at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown’s Saint Yon Trade Training Centre has worked at Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, Glebe for the past year, shucking oysters and plating meals on Friday nights and Sundays. These are the restaurant’s busiest times. Read more: Wilhelm named ‘Apprentice of the Year’

Watch-out Kylie Kwong!

Executive Chef of award winning fine dining restaurant, The Flying Fish, describes his newest apprentice as the next Kylie Kwong.