New apprenticeship resource for schools

Award winning St Patrick’s Technical College graduate, Sarah Voigt (’13 Food & Hospitality) today joined Assistant Minister for Education, Hon Sussan Ley MP, in launching a new school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT) resource for schools.

Catholic Education SA and the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia have collaborated in the development of the new resource to encourage schools and students to become involved in SBATs or ASbAs (Australian School-based Apprenticeships) and to give them guidance in doing so.

LtoR: Mr Rob Thomas, Dr Paul Sharkey, Hon Sussan Ley MP, Sarah Voigt, Mr Patrick Kelly

LtoR: Mr Rob Thomas, Dr Paul Sharkey, Hon Sussan Ley MP, Sarah Voigt, Mr Patrick Kelly

The work was part funded by the Australian Government. Minister Ley officially launched the publication at today’s event which was attended by 80 or so Vocational Education and Training coordinators and special guests including the Director of Catholic Education SA, Dr Paul Sharkey.

Sarah spoke of her pathway to employment with Hospitality Group Training / Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre through a school-based apprenticeship and studies at St Patrick’s.

Sarah has recently won a number of awards including a 2013 Australian Vocational Student Prize and the Group Training Australia SA School-based Apprentice of the Year award.

Prior to the launch, Minister Ley spent the morning visiting St Patrick’s Technical College.

Photographs on this post are courtesy of Catholic Education SA.