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Eyob named ‘VET Student of the Year’

Chevalier College is extremely proud of 2016 Year 12 graduate Eyob Geist, named ‘VET Student of the Year’ in the Southern Highlands Schools Excellence Vocational Education & Training Awards 2016. Eyob who studied Hospitality at Chev also received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the presentation evening held at the Mittagong RSL Club on Tuesday 11 November.

Eyob Geist -VET Student of the Year - Southern Highlands 2016

Eyob Geist -VET Student of the Year – Southern Highlands 2016

These awards are open to all VET students in the Highlands and each student is required to sit before a judging panel of industry representatives. The awards were open to Year 12 students in 2016 and six Chevalier College students received Outstanding Achievement Awards in three categories:

Tim Rossiter (Construction); Ruby Haylock (Primary Industries); Tom Conway (Construction); Liam O’Malley (Primary Industries); Eyob Geist (Hospitality); Abigail Duff (Hospitality) – with Eyob also receiving the major award ‘VET Student of the Year’.

TAS / VET Leader of Learning at Chev, Bruce Shepherd is deservedly proud of this year’s students and thanks the teaching staff – Allison Pace (Hospitality), Rob Moran (Construction) and Hayley Mahoney (Primary Industries) for their dedication and contribution to this wonderful outcome for the students.

Graduating from Year 12 in any school is no minor matter.  It has required 13 years of schooling, ups and downs, celebrations and disappointments, and a few disagreements here and there.  Chevalier College is proud of its large curricular offerings for students and endeavours to cater for the diverse talents and interests of its many students.  Academic, vocational education, sport, performing and visual arts, wilderness experiences – almost every interest is covered and this means that the work of graduating is made that much more enjoyable and manageable.

Chevalier College wishes to congratulate all Year 12 graduates from Southern Highland schools in 2016.

Chris McDermott
Chevalier College



Eyob Geist’s Year 12 Journey

Eyob Geist has used his passion for hospitality to accelerate his training and qualifications while studying for the HSC. The recent Chevalier College graduate completed a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Hospitality Food and Beverage program, which counted for two of his HSC units.

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