Several outstanding Bega Valley students have been rewarded for their efforts in a variety of vocational training areas.
Workplace Learning's annual Far South Coast Schools excellence awards were presented this week, albeit in an online format with no awards ceremony as such given the current pandemic.
The Excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards showcase the many talented HSC students the region is producing.
To be eligible students are nominated by their school, TAFE, or local employers who have hosted the students on industry work placement.
This year the Outstanding VET Student of the Year award was presented to Jessica Peters from Sapphire Coast Anglican College.
Jessica is studying Hospitality and Tourism, Travel and Events.
Fellow SCAC student Cleo Stylianou and Jesse Fulton from Eden Marine were presented with the Judge's Awards.
Cleo is studying Tourism, Travel and Events, while Jesse is enrolled in an Automotive course.
SCAC principal Tracey Gray congratulated the college duo as well as all the other awardees and finalists.
"I would like to add my congratulations to Jessica and Cleo for their outstanding work. To all students nominated I'd like to say well done too. I am so pleased their achievement has been recognised as they really deserve it," Ms Gray said.
"To their teachers, Debbie Meers and Melissa Wood, well done! They really support the students well and enable them to flourish. I am so proud of them all.
"Thank you to the VET staff as this is a wonderful partnership."
Workplace Learning also took the opportunity to thank and congratulate its "exceptional" host employers for 2020, including Cruise Eden, Hudsons Coffee, Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, CORE Electrical and Communications, and CM Briggs Construction.
"Without the support and enthusiasm of employers this program would not be the success that it is."
- For more on Far South Coast Workplace Learning, visit www.iswlp.org.au.