​Extraordinary Achievement as Five Students Named Regional Finalists in Queensland Training Awards

Latest News, Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Extraordinary Achievement as Five Students Named Regional Finalists in Queensland Training Awards

Five Year 12 St James College students have been named regional finalists across three categories in the prestigious Queensland Training Awards. The awards acknowledge, celebrate and promote cutting edge vocational education and training and achievement.

Principal Ann Rebgetz congratulated the students and shared “This is an extraordinary achievement with over 600 entrants from across Queensland.”

Colin J Barney was named regional finalist in two categories, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET Student and Vocational Student of the Year.  

Three students were named regional finalists in the Equity VET Student of the Year category, Baraka Ruhirika, Mary Chol and Hugo Reid. 

Jamieson Albrecht was named regional finalist in the School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year.

The students will progress to compete for regional winner status in the respective categories which leads to being named the state finalist nominee. 

Assistant Principal Curriculum Kristina Dolejs, said of the students “We are so proud of our students and know the five finalists are deserving of their place in the next round of the Queensland Training Awards.”

“We know that through the hard work and support from the staff and school our students are gaining valuable credentials, training and skills that will lead them to real life opportunities post school,” she said.  

The Queensland Training Awards are the most prestigious and longest running training sector awards program in the state and recognise outstanding achievement in the Vocational Education and Training sector. 

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Pictured L – R: Year 12 students Baraka Ruhirika, Mary Chol, Jamieson Albrecht, CJ Barney. Hugo Reid not pictured.