Victoria University Secondary College is dedicated to ensuring that its students have valuable and sustainable pathways beyond Year 12. A part of this process is to give students the opportunity to experience the “world of work” during their studies.
Matt undertook a work placement at the RACV City Club Melbourne for the whole year whilst completing his VET Hospitality Certificate. The Executive Chef (Stevie Carew) was so impressed with Matt’s enthusiasm that he awarded Matt a Certificate of Achievement recognising his “outstanding effort” during his placement. Matt was then offered a Chef Apprenticeship at the RACV for 2014. The RACV offer only one apprenticeship per year to an outstanding work placement student.
Stevie Carew said, “Matt is a worker who could be given any task and be assured that it would be completed. He has displayed good skills and initiative during his work placement, which has resulted in him being offered a full time job next year”. Matt reflected on this opportunity saying, “My placement was challenging and very interesting. I learnt a lot and I really enjoyed it. Stevie made me feel part of the team and this helped me gained more confidence in myself.”
WELL DONE MATT!!