BSSC has once again been recognised at the highest level for its outstanding work in Vocational Education and Training (VET). This is the third time in five years our college has been a finalist in the School Pathways to VET award which is part of the prestigious Australian Training Awards.

Our college was lauded not only for its impressive range of VET courses, but its programs that link learning, training and employment, including the highly regarded work placement programs that allows students to participate in structured workplace learning with industry partners.

The awards recognise individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. They also celebrate continuous improvement and innovation in the design and delivery of VET and awareness and respect for skilled based careers.

Principal Dale Pearce said that BSSC’s selection as one of three finalists for the award reflected the team work that goes into a successful VET program.

“It is a great acknowledgement of the consistently high level of service delivery and on-going innovation in our program development,” he said. “It is also recognition for our industry partners, college staff, and our students. These relationships and networks that have been developed through VET training are highly valued by the college.”

Jennifer Moloney, VET and RTO Manager, said the focus for the college programs is about providing personalised learning opportunities for students.

“Vocational training allows students to develop skills for life, while preparing for employment or further training.”

BSSC delivers 23 nationally accredited vocational qualification courses. In the last year BSSC delivered VET training to around 700 students. This includes specially designed training pathways for Karen refugee and Aboriginal students.

Congratulations to Jenny Moloney and VET Building and Construction teacher David Jacob who accepted the award on behalf of the college in Hobart on Thursday 19 November.