Class of 2013 graduate, Sarah Voigt, has been named Group Training Australia’s South Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year for 2014. The award was presented by the Governor of South Australia, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, during a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday 9 July.
Sarah is a second year apprentice chef at Jacob’s Restaurant (Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre), employed by Hospitality Group Training. Graduating in 2013, Sarah undertook the first year of her apprenticeship as part of her Year 12 program at St Patrick’s.
Awards are becoming something of a habit for Sarah. During 2013 she was a finalist in the School-based Apprentice of the Year category at the South Australian Training Awards and received both the Max Davids Award for overall Apprentice of the Year and the Food & Hospitality Apprentice of the Year prize at St Patrick’s Technical College. Earlier this year, she received a 2013 Australian Student Vocational Prize from the Australian Government.
As for the Group Training Award, this is the second successive year that a St Patrick’s graduate has taken out the honour. In 2013, Liam Howden, a mechanical engineering apprentice with BAE Systems, employed by Ai Group Training Services was the recipient.
Sarah now goes on to represent South Australia at the national Group Training Awards being held in Hobart this November.