Teen plans for future in business
MARYBOROUGH teenager Amy Morrison recently accepted the award for 2009 Australian Vocational Student Prize from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
The 2009 Aldridge State High School graduate was recognised for her outstanding achievements in both her school studies and in Vocational Education and Training in Schools programs.
While at school, Amy completed a Certificate II in Business, a Certificate II in Make-up Services and a Certificate II in Retail.
Completing all three certificate courses early while also studying high school subjects was testament to her determination and commitment.
She also achieved highly in the four other subjects she studied at school.
“At Aldridge I had the best of both worlds as I was working part-time in the retail/business sector gaining invaluable training and was also able to finish Year 12 with a Queensland Certificate of Education,” Ms Morrison said.
“My aspiration has always been to work in the business or retail sector and my experiences at school served to strengthen my resolve.”
“It is wonderful to see students taking advantage of alternative pathways in their schooling and excelling in the vocational area of their choice,” Aldridge SHS Business and VET Head of Department Debbie Pacey said.
“The knowledge, practical expertise and employability skills gained from this pathway can set them up for life.”
Amy is currently enjoying working at Proud's Jewellers and hopes to one day have a managerial position in the retail or business industries.
She intends to use the $2000 she received as a recipient of the award to go towards completing further part-time study.