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AUSTRALIA’S BEST BAKERS TO COMPETE IN SHEPPARTON 0

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The Baking Association of Australia’s (BAA) annual Baking Show will once again be held in Shepparton next weekend.

The Baking Show is celebrating a landmark tenth year in Shepparton and has now outgrown its previous location, the GOTAFE Fryers Street Campus Baking Facility. This year, the McIntosh Centre at the Shepparton Showgrounds will be transformed into a hub of flour and yeast for the very first time. Read more

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UNIQUE DANCE PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN WANGARATTA

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GOTAFE’s Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts (GRADA) will open the doors to a new dance studio in Wangaratta later this month.

GRADA is the premier program for Performing Arts and Theatre Production training in regional Victoria. Read more

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS LEARN FROM THE BEST

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GOTAFE’s National Centre for Dairy Education will play host to a contingent of Vietnamese cheesemakers next week at the GOTAFE Werribee Campus.

The six representatives from TH Milk Joint Stock Company, Brenntag Vietnam Ltd and Chr-Hansen will join a three day practical cheesemaking course. The group has been sponsored by Chr-Hansen, an international starter culture supplier for the dairy industry.

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WHY NOT CONSIDER STUDYING WITH GOTAFE

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If you are still not sure what you want to do after VCE, why not consider studying with GOTAFE? Get job-ready skills for employment or choose a course that can give you credit points into the University degree of your choice.

GOTAFE offers hundreds of nationally recognised courses and provides students with practical hands-on skills, designed to allow students to follow their passion and increase their employability. Read more

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Looking for a pathway way into a health care career? 4

GV Health is creating new jobs for Health Assistants in Nursing, working in the acute care wards.

Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility, safety, working as part of a team alongside registered and enrolled nurses. Read more

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OUTSTANDING TRAINER ANNOUNCED 7

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GOTAFE Community Services Trainer, Mary Boruch, from GOTAFE’s Seymour Campus has been awarded the GOTAFE Trainer of the Year Award for her dedication, professionalism and leadership.

The Trainer of the Year Award aims to recognise a teacher who exemplifies best practice teaching and/or training skills together with commitment, professionalism, outcomes and industry standing.

Ms Boruch, an Aged Care Trainer, has been teaching for nine years and still retains her nursing registration. Admired for her genuine commitment to students and industry knowledge, her colleagues have nothing but praise for this passionate Trainer. Read more

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CHOOSE GOTAFE AS YOUR 1ST PREFERENCE

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If you are still not sure what you want to do after VCE, why not consider studying with GOTAFE? Get job-ready skills for employment or choose a course that can give you credit points into the University degree of your choice.

GOTAFE offers hundreds of nationally recognised courses and provides students with practical hands-on skills, delivered through flexible programs, designed to allow students to follow their passion and increase their employability.

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2015 APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

The annual GOTAFE Trade Awards were held this week in both Shepparton and Wangaratta, celebrating the achievements of over 100 outstanding apprentices.

The events, attended by over 500 apprentices, employers, sponsors and GOTAFE trainers, recognised outstanding pre-apprentices, and apprentices in their first, second, third and fourth years from the Automotive, Building and Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, Baking and Plumbing learning areas.

Michael Chapman was announced as GOTAFE’s 2015 Apprentice of the Year for Shepparton and Seymour Campuses. Michael recently completed Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined) (FDF30710) with GOTAFE while working at Beechworth Bakery in Echuca.

Michael began his studies in a completely different field, studying 3D animation at university in Melbourne while living in Bendigo. As a part time job, he worked at Eagle Boys Pizza which turned into a management role. In January 2012, Michael commenced a full time apprenticeship contract at Beechworth Bakery in Echuca following a lead from one of his mates and will complete his contract in 2015.

Hugh Haugen took out the top prize as GOTAFE’s 2015 Apprentice of the Year for Wangaratta and Benalla Campuses. Hugh recently completed Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32413) with GOTAFE while working with RB & BJ Brown Pty Ltd in Corryong.

Trainer Len Redfern describes Hugh as an ‘Old Steam Train’ because of his consistent, diligent and positive attitude to his work and studies.

GOTAFE wishes both students the greatest success in the future.

Outstanding Apprentice Achievement Awards – Shepparton & Seymour CampusesShepparton Outstanding Achievement Award Winnerd

 

Award Student Name Employer
Automotive Apprentice Achievement Award Gregory Gallus GTES & Hartwigs
Engineering Apprentice Achievement Award Thomas Farrell Nestle Australia
Building and Construction Apprentice Achievement Award John Mason The Apprenticeship Factory & CS Halsall Builder
Electrical Apprentice Achievement Award Benjamin Pearson The Apprenticeship Factory & Completecoms
Plumbing Apprentice Achievement Award Mitchell Bell Phantoms Plumbing
Hairdressing Apprentice Achievement Award Samantha Renden N/A
Commercial Cookery Apprentice Achievement Award Simone Corcoran Sebastian’s Restaurant – Wyndhamere Motel
Baking Apprentice Achievement Award Michael Chapman Beechworth Bakery – Echuca

 

Outstanding Apprentice Achievement Awards – Wangaratta & Benalla Campuses

Overall Winners - Wang 2015

 

Award Student Name Employer
Automotive Apprentice Achievement Award Matthew Roczniak Woollards Auto Body Works

 

Engineering Apprentice Achievement Award Cody McConville-Coombs RMR Engineering
Building and Construction Apprentice Achievement Award Kai Duursma Superior Joinery – Merriwa Industries
Electrical Apprentice Achievement Award Sam Bowers Muraca Electrical
Plumbing Apprentice Achievement Award Hugh Haugen RB & BJ Brown
Hairdressing Apprentice Achievement Award Carly Roberts Alison & Co Hair Body Beauty
Hospitality Apprentice Achievement Award Melanie Pahina Alpine Health

 

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AT SKILLS & JOBS CENTRES

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Construction is well underway for the two new Skills and Jobs Centres at both the GOTAFE Shepparton and Wangaratta Campuses.

Last month Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced $1 million for GOTAFE to assist with construction and operation two centres, one in Shepparton and one in Wangaratta, as well as providing services to satellite locations at Benalla and Seymour.

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LOCAL APPRENTICE WINS EPIC AWARD

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Echuca’s own Benjamin Pearson has had an extraordinary fortnight, taking out the inaugural EPIC-ITB Outstanding Final Year Electrical Apprentice Award in Melbourne last week and the GOTAFE Electrical Apprentice Achievement Award in Shepparton yesterday.

Mr Pearson recently completed Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811), a four year apprenticeship course designed to prepare students for the Licensed Electricians Assessments. Read more