Delivery of VET courses has expanded in 2017 and a big part of this has been the willingness of the three Port Lincoln high schools to work together to share resources and expertise for the benefit of all of our students.
Stephen McFarlane and Jayden Whittle in Year 11 are examples of Navigator students working with St Joseph’s for construction, while at the same time, Navigator has been hosting Port Lincoln High School students at our Allied Health Trade Skills Centre.
Stephen and Jayden are completing a Certificate II in Construction Pathways VET course in partnership with St Joseph’s School and TAFE SA. In Semester 1, their initial training was done over two days every week but in Semester 2, their training will now require completion of four one-week blocks to finish their course. These photos are from the first of these one-week blocks. The construction course that they are completing will give them both 50 credits towards their SACE. When they are not attending training, they attend normal lessons, including studying Stage 2 Workplace Practices, which complements their VET study in preparing them for work in the future. They will both complete their construction certificate this year. They are both hoping to use this qualification in securing a school-based apprenticeship next year. Stephen is interested in specialising in carpentry whilst Jayden is investigating opportunities in plumbing.