It’s official – BSSC’s VET in School’s program is the best in the state.

Last Friday, the college was named winner of the VET in Schools Excellence Award in the 2016 Victorian Training Awards Ceremony at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

“The Victorian Training Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on some of the very positive training stories in Victoria,” said Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert. “All our finalists are examples of training excellence and they should be proud of their achievements.” 

Congratulations to RTO and VET Manager Jenny Moloney and the staff at BSSC for delivering an excellent and innovative VET in Schools program. The award recognises the achievements of students, trainees and apprentices, and the teachers, schools and businesses who provide their training.

“This is wonderful recognition of the quality of work done by our VET team, from the leadership of Jenny Moloney and David Lane, through to the work of teachers,” Principal Dale Pearce said.

“We know that vocational learning is a great pathway for many of our students and we’re grateful for the support of our many partners in the Bendigo community who assist with training and placement of our students.”

Our college was lauded for the impressive range of VET courses and programs that link learning, training and employment, such as the highly regarded work placement program that allows students to participate in structured workplace learning with local businesses and undertake school-based apprenticeships.

This is the fourth time in six years that BSSC has been a finalist in State or National VET awards reflecting a consistently high level of service delivery and ongoing program innovation.