VET achiever is award aspirant

Tennant Creek High School student Alison Morrison is one of three contenders for this year’s VET in School Student of the Year award

, a category in the 2017 NT Training Awards

The Year 12 Aboriginal student — originally from Borroloola — is pursuing agriculture-related career pathways, and after completing Certificate I Agrifoods and Certificate II Rural Operations, is now undertaking Certificate III Agriculture.

The school’s VET Coordinator Rebecca McDonald said Alison has demonstrated “commitment, focus, and determination” from the start of her agricultural training in Year 9.

“She fulfilled the award nomination criteria by describing her participation and achievements in a VETiS program, her key qualities, the post-school value of her VET training, and her involvement in other activities,” she said.

“The many opportunities available to her include direct entry to the Territory’s agricultural industry and new initiatives being developed in pastoralism, or agriculture-related tertiary study.

“Alison has a natural affinity with the country and with animals, and has developed great respect in her home community for her agricultural studies.”

Alison is competing with Tannah Gould from Nhulunbuy High School and Cameron Brodie from Good Shepherd Lutheran College.

The awards will be presented at the Darwin Convention Centre on 23 September.

VET achiever is award aspirant