Something different – Andreas’s VET pathway to university Balancing plates and seeing surgical procedures up close – vocational education and training (VET) in the VCE gave Andreas Zakhari some unique experiences and valuable job skills.Adult learners and their teachers shine at 2018 Learn Local awardsLearners, teachers and education providers across Victoria have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in community education at this year’s Victorian Learn Local Awards.Victorian Training Award helps Aziz secure his future When Aziz Raonaq won the 2014 Trainee of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards (VTA), he realised his dream to achieve and be recognised.Little readers win Premiers’ Reading Challenge Starfish Early Learning Centre in Blackburn South and Marie Williams Kindergarten in Kilmore won the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Early Years competition. New Tech School brings new skills to WhittleseaWhittlesea Tech School is now open, giving students in Melbourne’s north a head start on thinking and creating for the future. Principal wins national award for helping students succeedA Victorian school principal won an Australian Education Award for her work in supporting struggling students.VTAs recognise excellence in vocational education and training13 outstanding apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers won Victorian Training Awards (VTA) on 24 August.Victorian students lead the nation in NAPLANThis year, Victorian primary and secondary students achieved the best NAPLAN results in Australia - ever.Native birds inspire little ones at Delta Road Preschool Local wildlife sightings are leading to fun learning opportunities for preschoolers at Delta Road Preschool.Matthew builds a career with TAFEA TAFE apprenticeship helped Matthew make a career change to a rewarding job, volunteer overseas and carry on a family legacy. Victorian Training Award accelerates Imran’s careerVictorian Training Awards winner Imran Khan’s business career is rising—fast.Banyule Nillumbik Tech School opens and STEMpowered beginsThis week, a new tech school opened in the Banyule and Nillimbuk area – the first stop for a travelling exhibition celebrating women in STEM. Spectacular in the countryExcitement is mounting for rural students who are busily rehearsing for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular and their chance to perform in the big city. Storytelling, arts and teamwork at WakakirriPearcedale Primary School is telling the story of red pandas at Wakakirri.Science and Maths Specialist Centres take learning to MarsThis Science Week, it’s up to school science students to save humanity… on Mars. TAFE took Kerrilyn to her field of dreams Kerrilyn landed a job as a farm labourer - and that’s when her dream career began.Prep kids reach a big milestoneVictoria’s preps have now been at school for 100 days - Collingwood College students told us all about it.Parent power: learning with the whole familyParents Victoria brings parents together to talk about literacy and numeracy.New Victorian Young Leaders to Indonesia pilot program gets students globally readyThe Victorian Young Leaders (VYL) to Indonesia Pilot Program launched at a ceremony held at Belmont High School last week.Study at TAFE to get the job you want – for freeEnquire now for Free TAFE - 30 priority TAFE courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses tuiton fee-free from 1 January 2019. See full list of Education State stories Victorians shine at national training awards Victoria’s top trainees and training providers have taken out national titles at last night’s Australian Training Awards. 2016 Caulfield South drummers march on for Remembrance Day Caulfield Primary School Drum Corps marched proudly towards state Remembrance Day service.