VET in School Student of the Year

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Winner: Georgia Lowery - Certificate III in Agriculture

School and registered training provider: Taminmin College

Georgia’s dedication and success in her VET studies is an inspiration to younger students. She has completed three certificates in her time at Taminmin College, including completing a Certificate III in Agriculture while undertaking her year 12 studies.

Her passion for working with animals led her to pursue VET studies in agriculture. She enjoys the hands-on skills she has developed that can support her working with cattle, horses, operating a tractor, spraying for weeds, judging cattle and other tasks in the rural industries. She has completed work experience on different stations around the Top End that has enabled her to compare different styles of working on large properties.

Georgia’s skills and knowledge have seen her awarded for her judging and handling at various NT shows and recognised as a Rural Young Achiever.

Georgia is currently focusing her studies on horse breeding and then wants to attain her Diploma in Agriculture. She aims to operate a horse and cattle stud in the future.

Runner up: Josh King - Certificate I in Engineering

School and registered training provider: Nhulunbuy High School

Josh is dedicated to his VET studies. He is currently enrolled in Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and previously completed two different certificates in engineering qualifications over years 10 and 11. He has also completed a Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Just as he has diversified in his VET studies, Josh has a staged career path in mind. He wants to gain an apprenticeship as a diesel fitter before going on to gain teaching qualifications in technical studies. He says practical, industry-based skills and knowledge as a tradesman will assist him in being a better technical teacher.

His certificate studies enabled him to transfer skills learned in the workshop to real work environments such as mechanical, diesel fitting, boiler making and fabrication workshops. Josh says he has gained skills including welding, folding, machining, operating machinery and operating as a team that will give him an edge when he enters the workforce.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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