Western Edge VET Cluster
Western Edge Cluster VET Awards Evening
All BMLLEN staff attended the WEC VET Awards Evening held on 24 November 2016 at Tabcorp Park in Melton. The event, hosted and organised by Rose Lewanski, WEC Marketing and Promotions Officer at Kurunjang Secondary College, was an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work achieved by WEC VET students in 2016. Pictured on left: Graeme Brown, EO BMLLEN with Courtney Xuereb, Kurunjang Secondary College, Overall Winner of Year 2.
Over 60 students received either an "Outstanding", "Most Improved", or "Endeavour" award in each of the 14 VET studies. Each of the 8 participating schools also presented their individual "School VET Award". Two "Excellence" awards were presented to students for the best all round first and second year student.
Schools represented on the evening were:
- Bacchus Marsh Secondary College
- Catholic Regional College Melton
- Kurunjang Secondary College, Melton
- Lakeview Senior College, Caroline Springs
- Melton Christian College
- Melton Secondary College
- Melton Specialist School
- Staughton College, Melton
The evening was well organised and presented and the BMLLEN was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor.
The Western Edge Cluster (WEC) is made up of Government, Independent and Catholic Schools. The WEC arrangement is founded on a spirit of cooperation and with the purpose of providing a wider breadth of learning opportunities for students. To find out more about the Western Edge Cluster visit the WEC website at: www.wec.vic.edu.au
ABOUT THE WESTERN EDGE CLUSTER
The Western Edge Cluster (WEC) VET in schools provides quality vocational programs for secondary schools in Melton within the State government, catholic and independent schools. It is a collegiate cluster of secondary schools that have entered into an agreed arrangement whereby cluster schools willingly share the VET offerings and facilities to the combined students of the Melton secondary schools. The WEC cluster is managed by Kellie Radecki who is employed by the cluster to administer and coordinate the VET provision and student enrolments. The BMLLEN initially provided seeding funding to employ Kellie to this position and actively supports the VET partnership between the cluster schools.
|Western Edge VET Cluster Partnership Schools|
|Bacchus Marsh College||Catholic Regional College Melton|
|Kurunjang Secondary College||Lakeview Senior College|
|Melton Specialist School||Melton Christian College|
|Melton Secondary College||Staughton College|
In 2016 the WEC Cluster offered 15 different VET programs at Certificate II and III level to students within the cluster.