UOW College launches 'EVET' Program
(R to L) Susan Wilcock (Keira High School), Tracey Annan (UOW College), Heather Thomas (Acting GM, UOW College), Pauline Judd (St Marys Star of the Sea Wollongong), Madeleine Dimitroulis (UOW College), Jenny Clancy (Wollongong High School), Kerri Harrigan (St Mary’s Star of the Sea Wollongong) and Simon King (Illawarra Sports High School).
On Thursday 20th October, UOW College launched its first External Delivery of VET Courses for Secondary Students (EVET) Program commencing in 2017. The occasion was celebrated by hosting an invitation-only lunch with staff from key partner schools in the Illawarra.
The EVET program is a major achievement and forward step for advancement of UOW College as a vocational education provider in the region. Madeleine Dimitroulis, Manager Vocational Programs, UOW College, said “UOW College is excited to extend a range of qualifications to secondary school students from 2017.The UOW College EVET program will provide Year 11 and 12 students with a unique opportunity to study a qualification at the University of Wollongong campus, introducing them to the UOW student experience and opening the door to employment options and further study at UOW College and the University.” UOW College will offer selected Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to secondary school students that provide students with an opportunity to develop employability skills while receiving their secondary education.
The program supports students to become 'career ready' by allowing them to experience a variety of professions through work placement and also provides students with an alternate pathway to further tertiary study while they continue to attend secondary school. UOW College offers the following EVET programs:
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
- CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
- SIS30315 Statement of Attainment towards the Certificate III in Fitness
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
For more information, please contact the Vocational team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 4221 5998.