Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion is encouraging eligible students across the Northern Territory to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.
The Abbott Government this week launched the 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) as part of our commitment to promoting take up of high-quality trades and training in schools.
“Many Territory students are combining vocational education with their final year of secondary schooling to take up a future in a trade and are working hard,” Senator Scullion said.
“With skills shortages in a range of employment sectors across the country, we really do need more of our young people pursuing training in areas of demand.”
“These awards are part of the Government’s strategy to increase recognition of the ‘first-class’ career pathway provided by high-quality trades and training”, Senator Scullion concluded.
The 2014 AVSP will award up to 500 outstanding Year 12 students undertaking relevant VETiS qualifications as part of their senior secondary certificate $1,000 in prize money and a certificate.
Up to 20 AVSP winners will also be eligible for the Australian Award for Skills Excellence in School.
Nominations opened Wednesday 15 October 2014, and close 28 November 2014.
For more information, including on how to nominate, visit: www.education.gov.au/Australian-vocational-student-prize.
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