passion for hands-on work and architecture has earned Baldivis student Jayden
Rowe a top honour at Challenger Institute of Technology’s Student Awards
Certificate II in Building and Construction (trades - pathway) graduate was
awarded the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools Student of the
Year Award on 6 April.
The ceremony recognised the achievements of more than 60 students from
across the Institute, as well as five major award winners in the categories
Aboriginal Student of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year,
Vocational Student of the Year and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in
Schools Student of the Year.
(18), a former student at Kolbe Catholic College in Rockingham, completed his
trades studies at Challenger Institute during his final year at school.
bricklaying as his trade preference, Jayden started the course with no prior
knowledge or experience.
really enjoyed the course. I was shown new things and learnt new techniques,
which was really helpful in my understanding of the trade,” Jayden said.
hands-on nature of bricklaying is most satisfying as you get to immediately see
the results of your hard work.”
career aspirations involve completing a bricklaying apprenticeship, pursuing
further studies in architecture and eventually starting his own construction
Bricklaying lecturer Gordon Harrison said Jayden
was a hard working student who demonstrated a natural aptitude to bricklaying.
“Jayden was a pleasure to teach and always
completed his assessments on time with very little assistance required,” Mr
“His practical skills were outstanding and
even resulted in Jayden achieving the highly regarded accolade of second place
in the regional WorldSkills bricklaying competition last year.”
The 2015 Vocational
Education and Training (VET) in Schools Student of the Year is proudly sponsored by MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre.
Photo – Challenger Institute’s 2015
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools
Student of the Year winner Jayden Rowe.