St Columban’s College Caboolture student Matthew Siver was recently awarded the School-Based Apprentice or Trainee of the year award at the Queensland Training Awards.
The awards celebrate the exceptional people, projects and organisations developing the skilled workers Queensland needs.
The Year 12 Brisbane Catholic Education student is undertaking a school-based traineeship with Metro North Health that will result in a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, with the aspirations to one day become a paramedic.
St Columban’s College Principal Michael Connolly says he is incredibly proud of Matthew and his commitment to his study.
“Vocational education and training can open many pathways for students like Matthew,” he said.
“Matthew has shown such commitment throughout his schooling and vocational training he truly deserves this award for his dedication and passion for health care.
“Matthew has a bright future ahead and I can’t wait to see him accomplish his dreams in the healthcare world.”
Matthew says undertaking this training pathway has ignited a passion for the healthcare sector.
“I plan to continue my studies in the field of healthcare after I graduate from high school,” he said.
“My ultimate career goal would be to become a paramedic, and I am excited to see what the future holds for me.”