Monday, September 2, 2013

Recognition of Accomplishment

Vocational Education and Training


Their are many awards that recognise the achievements of those that have done an outstanding job in one way or another. The ACT Training Excellence Awards 2013 this year commemorates the 76th year the awards have been celebrated. The Awards ceremony recognises the achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, trainers, employers, schools and registered training organisations committed to vocational education and training.  In particular, the Awards acknowledge the outstanding contribution that employers make to training in the ACT region.

In 2012 Mantra Training & Development were proud to have 3 finalists in one category and this year we once again have finalists and look forward to celebrating their achievements. As we have said before "their are no winners or loser's in education only learners" so whether they win an award or not they have learned skills they can use for a lifetime.

2012 Australian Vocational Student Prize

This award recognises the outstanding achievement of students in Vocational Education and Training undertaking VET as part of their senior secondary certificate. This is a huge commitment and one that our student was very dedicated to achieving. Jessica completed 2 qualifications in her final years of school along with achieving her year 12 certificate. 

The team at Mantra Training & Development were very fortunate to meet a young girl a few years ago who was very dedicated and passionate about learning in the workplace. Jessica Shaw started out in a certificate II in Business in an events management organisation and then went on to work in the one of the Department of Educations Primary Schools to complete her certificate III in Business.

Jessica was very focused and knew what she wanted to achieve in respect to her own learning and development. It was our job to facilitate this dream into a reality, however Jessica made this journey very easy as she was always organised and never slacked off with her training. The workplace always enjoyed having Jessica as she consistently made a positive contribution and was eager to learn from who ever she could.

We need to acknowledge more stories like this one as Vocational Education and Training is vital to the community and SME Australia wide. Vocational Education and Training contribute to the reduction of skills shortages and ensure that trades and service skills such as Business, Financial Services and Information Technology continue to grow and develop in a rapidly changing environment.

If you would like to know more about VET, please contact us and we would be more than happy to provide you with information on how your business can contribute and benefit from Vocational Education and Training.