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Isis State High student awarded coveted vocational training prize.

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Isis State High Student Awarded Coveted Vocational Training Prize Friday, 17 February 2006

A former Isis District State High School student Luke Dickens has been awarded an inaugural Australian Vocational Student Prize for his exceptional skill, achievement and commitment while undertaking Certificates I, II and III in Meat Processing whilst in Year 12 last year. Local Member Paul Neville said Luke was one of three winners from the Hinkler electorate, and would receive prize money of $2000 and a certificate of achievement signed by the Federal Education Minister. Mr Neville will present Luke with his certificate at Isis District State High School tomorrow (Friday, February 17, 2006) at 2pm. “Luke showed a real commitment to his extra vocational studies, and is living proof that vocational education and training is a valuable and desirable pathway for students,” Mr Neville said. “The establishment of the Prize for Year 12 students is an important initiative by the Government, which is providing $1 million each year for four years for the new award,” he said. “Vocational education pathways in schools allow students, as part of their senior secondary school certificate, to study towards accredited Vocational Education and Training qualifications and unit of competencies.” “Students develop a greater understanding of the world of work as well as gain industry specific skills and experience to help with planning and pursuing their career pathways.” “I warmly congratulate Luke on his achievement and wish him continued success in his training and career.” Other winners from the Hinkler electorate are Regan Jensen from Monto State High School and Kimberlee Lassig from Bundaberg Christian College.