Year 12 Student Regional Winner and State Finalist in Queensland Training Awards

Latest News Monday, 02 Aug 2021


“We are thrilled to announce that Mary Chol has been selected as Regional Winner and State Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards – a wonderful result Mary!” Ann Rebgetz, Principal.

Year 12 student and College Vice Captain Mary Chol has been named the Metropolitan Regional winner and State Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards in the Equity VET Student of the Year category. 

Currently studying a Certificate III in Fitness, Mary is keen to pursue a career in nursing. She is also undertaking a school-based traineeship Certificate III in Hospitality with Taco Bell. Mary's general subjects and certificate courses combine to help her strive for a solid ATAR result and further strengthen her pathway towards nursing. She has also completed health and law university subjects at Australian Catholic University (ACU) as part of the ACU Step Up program.  

Mary will now progress to compete for the title of State Winner against regional finalists from Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast and South East regions. The State Winner will progress to the Australian Training Awards and will compete for the title of National Winner against winners from the other Australian States and Territories.

Mary was in the running for the title alongside Year 12 student Baraka Ruhirika. Year 11 student Jamieson Albrecht was contending for regional winner and state finalist in the School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year category and Year 12 student Colin CJ Barney was contending in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander VET Student and Vocational Student of the Year category.

Principal Ann Rebgetz was delighted with the acknowledgement received by the four senior students.

“Overall, we are very excited that four St James College students were chosen as Regional Finalists in The Queensland Training Awards and were recognised for their outstanding achievements in the Awards Ceremony held online, ” Principal Rebgetz said. 

The Queensland Training Awards promote the best quality vocational education and training and achievements and shine the spotlight on the state’s top training achievers. The apprentices, trainees, students, teachers, trainers, training and community organisations, and employers recognised each year represent a range of industries that are vital to Queensland’s economy. 

The award ceremony can be viewed here: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/qta/award-ceremonies/metro

(L-R) Baraka Ruhirika, Mary Chol, Jamieson Albrecht, Colin CJ Barney