The Anne Griffiths Scholarship for Vocational Education & Training

Application Forms are available here

Introduction

Mrs Anne Griffiths retired in 2009 as the Education Policy Officer for the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WACCI). She had an intense interest in Vocational Education and Training and was instrumental in establishing and sustaining a range of programs that engaged young people in school-based programs that articulated to further training and employment. Mrs Griffiths served on a number of boards of agencies, networks and alliances that managed programs benefitting students.

Mrs Griffiths served for many years on the School Council of Mount Lawley SHS as a community member. She brought to the deliberations of Council her deep breadth of knowledge in Vocational Education and Training, an intense interest in the development of young people and a passion for preparing students for a successful future

Mrs Griffiths gave much to Mount Lawley SHS despite not being a parent of the school or a local resident. She is an exemplar of commitment and voluntary service.

The Anne Griffiths Scholarship for Vocational Education and Training

The scholarship is tenable to a student undertaking a recognised program that is focused on training and work place learning (WPL). A student awarded the scholarship must be enrolled in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate course and a WPL course or endorsed program. If a student withdraws from one or both components, the scholarship is forfeited.

The student awarded the scholarship will be expected to maintain high standards of behaviour, attend school, training and work regularly and achieve acceptable results.

Value of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship will be $500 over Years 11 and 12. The scholarship may be expended on course charges, school uniform items (from the P&C Uniform Shop) or tools, equipment and dress requirements for work placement. Expenditure on the latter category must be approved by the school's Business Manager in advance and reimbursement can only be made on the production of relevant receipts.

Selection Criteria

The criteria for selection the winner of the scholarship is as follows:

  1. Academic Achievement, especially in the trades and vocational areas. (This is most likely to be in the Technology and Enterprise learning area in Years 7 to 10.)
  2. Interest in vocational areas, work experience and training.
  3. An intent to undertake an apprenticeship, Certificate course or traineeship following graduation from Mount Lawley SHS.

Students applying for the scholarship are to submit the following:

  • Application Form.
  • Copy of the last school report/s. Applicants may with to submit a number of school reports to establish excellence over time.
  • Statement from the student addressing the selection criteria (maximum one typed page).

Applications

Applications are to be submitted as follows:

  • Anne Griffiths Vocational Education and Training Scholarship
  • Principal
  • Mount Lawley Senior High School
  • 65 Woodsome Street
  • MOUNT LAWLEY WA 6050

Applications must be submitted by the due date.

Applicants will be advised on the outcome as soon as possible. The scholarship will be presented at a school assembly.

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