Gladstone student in running for apprenticeship prize

CANDIDATE: Pictured at a ceremony at Laura and District Hospital earlier this year, Phoebe Brice is a candidate for a state apprenticeship award.

CANDIDATE: Pictured at a ceremony at Laura and District Hospital earlier this year, Phoebe Brice is a candidate for a state apprenticeship award.

Gladstone’s Phoebe Brice is in the running for the School-based Apprentice of the Year award.

Phoebe was named by the Training and Skills Commission as a short-listed finalist in the SA Training Awards’ School-based Apprentice of the Year to be decided at a celebration in Adelaide on September 1.

The commission hosts the awards which recognise exceptional achievement in our state's vocational education and training sector.

Phoebe is an indigenous student at Gladstone High School in the second year of her school-based apprenticeship with Country Health SA Local Health Network at the Laura and District Hospital. Port Pirie’s John Pirie Secondary School invited Phoebe to meet indigenous students to outline her journey as a school-based apprentice.

She gave her presentation with education department Apprenticeship Broker Harry Moate.

Phoebe spoke about her traineeship and the need for good communication skills. She stressed the importance of persistence in pursuing goals and the value of determination in forging a career pathway.

“We congratulate Phoebe on becoming a short-listed finalist at this prestige event that recognises outstanding people and organisations in the vocational education and training sectors,” Mr Moate said.