Minister Congratulates Box Hill Institute’s Top Students

31 March 2015

Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, has congratulated Box Hill Institute’s top performing students today.

Mr Herbert attended this evening’s Box Hill Institute Student of the Year Awards and presented the International Student of the Year Award to Yanyi Yao.

Jessica Malouf was named Vocational Student of the Year. Ms Malouf studied Certificate II in Plumbing, which she said gave her a taste for all different aspects of the plumbing industry.

Ms Malouf, who is currently working as an apprentice, said she appreciated the TAFE experience and encouraged more girls to get into a trade.

Mr Herbert said all seven category winners had demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities, industry service and commitment to learning.

Other winners include:

  • Scott Newstead (Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting), Degree Student of the Year
  • James Robinson (Certificate III in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning), Continuing Apprentice Award
  • Marlon Healy-Young (Certificate III in Carpentry), Final Year Apprentice Award
  • Holly Bruckner (Intermediate Specialising in Hair and Beauty), VCAL Student of the Year Award
  • Weng Yi Wong (VET Equine Industry), VET in Schools Award

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in public TAFE institutes, like Box Hill Institute, to provide long-term opportunities for locals to develop the skills they need to get the job they want.

Mr Herbert said the recently announced $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund will support public TAFE institutes to develop stronger partnerships with employers and industry, increase productivity and deliver training that meets the skills needs of local industries.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert

“These Awards demonstrate the talent and dedication of our TAFE students, who are developing the skills they need to achieve their future goals.”

“TAFEs lead to skills and skills lead to jobs. By saving TAFEs and supporting students, we’re helping get Victoria back to work.”

“Our $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund will support institutes, like Box Hill, to develop and offer training that meets the needs of local employers, supporting jobs creation and growing industries across Melbourne’s east.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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