Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College (SCCVC) Burwood has received the ‘School Pathways to VET’ Australian Training Award for the second time in three years.
The national award recognises eligible organisations including schools, registered training organisations, industry bodies and employers that have collaboratively delivered an excellent vocational education and training (VET) program to secondary school students.
It was presented to the College in front of more than 800 people at a ceremony in Hobart on November 19. Through showcasing best practice, the Awards promote continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET which has led to Australia-wide awareness and respect for skilled-based careers and skills excellence.
Principal Patrick O’Reilly said the awards dinner was a celebration of the richness of vocational education and training, and he was delighted that the College had once again taken away the award. The College was a finalist for the award in 2011 and won it for the first time in 2013.
“At SCCVC, there is a shared belief in, and commitment to, providing our young men and women with the best and most authentic pathways to ensure that they become highly skilled and career-ready,” Mr O’Reilly said. “This award is just recognition of the contribution of hundreds of business and industry partners, staff, students and families, the Catholic Education Office Sydney staff and our Advisory Board, past and present.
“SCCVC’s greatest achievements are found in the stories of the young people whose lives and careers have been transformed by the commitment and dedication of the College staff.”