Vocational training wins for Parramatta

Greg Whitby and Ethan Zammit at the regional awards in June (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta)

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has won the Training Provider of the Year at the New South Wales Training Awards. Source: Catholic Outlook.

A leader in Vocational Education and Training (VET), Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) has 80 schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

“CEDP’s success is due to our staff and their commitment,” said CEDP executive director Greg Whitby. “Their passion feeds through to students. It enables them to find meaning, provide opportunities and fuels their joy of learning.”

Mr Whitby’s comments drew praise from the NSW Education Standards Authority with Inspector Vocational Education Catherine Tucker tweeting, “Great way to sum up VET and your students’ experience. Congratulations and well done to your committed staff.”

CEDP delivers VET programs across 26 sites and through the virtual School of Now and the range of courses gives students the freedom to explore many job roles and industries they’re interested in.

“We are training for now and the future to meet workforce demands in a rapidly changing world,” Mr Whtiby said. “Our contribution to the training of young people in Western Sydney continues to assist industry in this expanding region. It’s critical that we offer students any pathway and any opportunity to help them achieve their life goals.”

Ethan Zammit, a year 10 student studying VET Entertainment at St Mark’s Catholic College (part of the Catholic Learning Community of St John XXIII Stanhope Gardens) was named VET in Schools Student of the Year at the same awards.

Despite being one of the youngest entrants, Ethan already possesses an impressive repertoire of skills and VET qualifications. He is planning a career in the entertainment industry.


Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta claims big wins at NSW Training Awards (Catholic Outlook


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