VET in School Student of the Year

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Winner: Jemma Young, Certificate II in Constructions (Pathways) and Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

School: Darwin High School
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

A presentation by the Sparkettes, a team of female electricians, was enough to spark a life-long learning journey for Jemma Young.

Jemma is on her way to becoming an electrician and hopes to begin an apprenticeship once she has finished school. To prepare for her apprenticeship and future career as an electrician, Jemma has completed a Certificate II in Construction and recently began a Certificate II in Electrotechnology.

Working with host employer, Power and Water, Jemma balances completing her certificate, year 12, volunteering and casual weekend employment. Jemma has no qualms in entering a largely male dominated industry and describes her commitment and excellent work ethic as the traits that will help her reach her goals.

Runner Up: Tannah Gould, Certificate III in Conservation Land Management, Certificate II in Tourism, Maritime Operations and Engineering Pathways

School: Nhulunbuy High School
Registered training provider: Nhulunbuy High School

Nhulunbuy local Tannah Gould wants to work in the environmental sector and is doing everything she can to prepare herself for employment. Tannah is completing a Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, Certificate III in Conservation Land Management and achieving a coxswain qualification.

Having already completed work placements with various businesses and demonstrated her eagerness to learn, Tannah has already had employment offers for when she finishes year 12 at the end of this year.

Tannah found VET in schools was the best option for her to ensure she could enter the industry of her choice.

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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