All Souls’ Megan makes list of nation’s stop students
By Trish Gallacher
All Souls St Gabriels student Megan Vandenburg has been recognised as one Australia’s most skilled students after the announcement that she is a recipient of the 2011 Australian Vocational Student Prize.
Megan, who studies Children’s Services was pleased with the award.
I wanted to have completed the Cert III in Children’s Services by the time I left school so that I could go straight into the workforce of childcare.
Acting Minister for School Education, Senator Chris Evans, announced the list of 500 students on July 25 2012.
“The Australian Vocational Student Prize recognises students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and commitment while completing a Vocational Education and Training in Schools program, or an Australian School-based Apprenticeship,” Senator Evans said.
“Through their studies, winners of these awards have gained a better understanding of the workplace, and have developed industry-specific skills that will help them get work in their chosen career.”
The Australian Vocational Student Prize is the vocational equivalent of the academic Australian Student Prize, another initiative aimed at recognising the achievements of students and their schools.
The full list of recipients is available here.