VETsteddFOOD – a unique event for seniors and a celebration of VET in Schools

MWLP, in conjunction with Camden Council, would like to invite all seniors to a very special event being held on Thursday May 30th and Friday May 31st at Camden Civic Centre from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

VETsteddFOOD showcases Entertainment and Hospitality students from local high schools who will perform and cook a two-course meal for seniors for $5. Construction students will build sets, Business Services, Retail and Events students will sell tickets and assist with the organisation of the event and our Human Services students will escort elderly clients on the day.

This unique event aims to bring together seniors for a wonderful morning of entertainment, followed by a delicious lunch and to showcase the variety of Vocational courses and pathways available to students whilst they are still at school. The event has been supported by Camden Council through their 2018/19 Community Small Grants Program.

VET (Vocational Education and Training) in schools allows students to undertake programs as part of the Higher School Certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification.

It is compulsory for students to undertake work placement and MWLP places some 6,000 students into the workplace each year for work placement. The hours the students spend working on this event will count towards their work placement hours.

MWLP’s CEO Dr. David M Williams is pleased to be able to host this event in Camden but hopes to take it to other areas in the future. He says “It is exciting for MWLP to be involved in dynamic new strategies like VETsteddFOOD. Last year we initiated Long Lunches in Schools where Hospitality students prepped, cooked and served three course meals to parents, educators and VIPs. So far this year we have held events at Thomas Reddall High School and John Therry Catholic High School and have more planned.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event and seats are filling up fast. If you, or someone you know, would like to purchase tickets please call Nicole Chesworth on 4625 1863.

About MWLP:

MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation. Its work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.

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26 April 2019