BREED has announced its 2013 finalists of the prestigious Blacktown based Awards for Excellence program. The winners are the best in their vocational education training (VET) category and will be vying for the 2013 VET Student of the Year Award.
The Student of the year will be announced at the annual awards dinner before family, school principals, business and civic leaders, on the 19th November, at the Blacktown City Council Civic Centre.
The BREED Awards for excellence are the only vocation education training awards in the region and categories cover 14 different subject groups. Other categories include: School Based Trainee, Work Experience, Independent Employment Advisory Service and iCareer.
Student winners are selected on criteria of employability skills and determined by a BREED committee in consultation with schools and employers.
VET award categories include: Business Services, Information Technology, Café Skills, Commercial Cookery, Entertainment, Tourism, Primary Industries, Construction, Metals and Engineering, Retail, Automotive, Financial Services, Health Services Assistance and Electro-technology.
The 17 Students come from a cross section of Blacktown Schools and TAFE WSI; and are following:
|Erskine Park High School|
|Evans High School|
|Loyola Senior High School|
|Mitchell High School|
|Plumpton High School|
|Riverstone High School|
|Rooty Hill High School|
|St Marys Senior High School|
|Terra Sancta College|
|The Hills Sport High School|
|WSI TAFE Blacktown College|
|WSI TAFE Mt Druitt College|
BREED Managing Director Stephen Frost said, “Every-year we are faced with the enormous task of selecting from hundreds of outstanding students; this year is no exception, the 2013 winners are remarkable young people and wonderful ambassadors for the Blacktown Region.”
“On behalf of BREED, I would like to wish all the winning students, employers and Partners success in the 2013 Awards for Excellence”.
Employers are also acknowledged at the Awards and cover the VET subject range and include:
|Outstanding Employer in Automotive – Sound||PowerSound Car Audio||Mt Druitt|
|Outstanding Employer in Business Services||Global Skills Blacktown||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Construction||Instyle Carpentry||St Clair|
|Outstanding Employer in Electro-technology||Benetron||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Entertainment||Richmond Players Inc||Richmond|
|Outstanding Employer in Financial Services||Arnold Stevens Finlay||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Hospitality||Blacktown Hospital Food Services||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Information Technology||Dcomp Mt Druitt||Mt Druitt|
|Outstanding Employer in Metals and Engineering||M D Conversions||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Primary Industries||Featherdale Wildlife Park||Blacktown|
|Outstanding Employer in Retail Services||Target Mt Druitt||Mt Druitt|
|Outstanding Employer in Tourism and Events||Chifley Hotel Eastern Creek||Doonside|
|Outstanding BREED Partner||St Marys Senior High School||Cambridge Park|
|Outstanding BREED Partner||apprenticepower||Dean Park|
By the end of 2013, BREED host employers’ would have hosted over 3,500 students’ from the Blacktown Region. Employers are nominated by students and schools and are rated on a criterion of being an employer of excellence.
BREED works with many organisations to develop partnerships that create opportunities for the regions young people; and takes the opportunity to also acknowledge outstanding BREED Partners at the event.
For more information about the 2013 Awards for Excellence and structured work placement, please call Keren Lavery Ph. 9853 3211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.