Eden High students' success of school-based work

Tom Burn, Eden High careers adviser Michelle Bond and Keely Coleman at the South Coast VET awards.

Tom Burn, Eden High careers adviser Michelle Bond and Keely Coleman at the South Coast VET awards.

Eden Marine High students Tom Burn and Keely Coleman were recognised for their vocational training efforts and successes at the South Coast Workplace VET Awards on Monday, July 30.

Tom and Keely attended the awards night at Club Sapphire with 30 other students undertaking school based apprenticeships and traineeships from the South Coast region. 

Keely is studying a certificate III in fitness and received an award of excellence on the night. She looks forward to finishing school to kick start a career in fitness.

“I have loved every moment working at Seaside Health Club, I have been given endless opportunities that will continue to help me grow within the fitness industry and as a person,” she said.

“It’s not everyday you get to turn your passion into a career.”

Tom has completed his first year of a school-based Certificate III in metal fabrication and engineering and received South Coast VET student of the year.

He has also progressed on to the NSW Regional Training Awards after he was recently  named school-based apprentice of the year for the Illawarra and South East NSW region.

Tom will be attending an awards night in September with three other VET advocates of NSW to determine who will represent Australia as school-based apprentice of the year.