FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LEICHHARDT Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible students in his electorate to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.
Mr Entsch says: “The Abbott Government this week launched the 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) as part of our commitment to promoting take up of high-quality trades and training in schools.
“The future prosperity of our region depends on us having a highly-skilled, local workforce we need more of our young people pursuing training in areas of demand.
“These awards are part of the Government’s strategy to increase recognition of the ‘first-class’ career pathway provided by high-quality trades and training,” said Mr Entsch.
Earlier this year, five local students from Redlynch State College, Smithfield State High School, Trinity Bay State High School, and Woree State High School were awarded the 2013 AVSP.
The 2014 AVSP will award $1,000 in prize money and a certificate to up to 500 outstanding Year 12 students from around the country who are undertaking relevant VETiS qualifications as part of their senior secondary certificate.
Up to 20 AVSP winners will also be eligible for the Australian Award for Skills Excellence in School.
Nominations close 28 November 2014.
For more information, including how to nominate, visit: www.education.gov.au/Australian-covational-student-prize.