Thank you for your email of 27 August 2014 informing me that Mr Luke Forrest has become the 600th apprentice at St Patrick’s Technical College.
I would like to congratulate St Patrick’s Technical College on this incredible achievement, which is a testament to the high status of vocational education and training at your College. School-based apprenticeships provide an important pathway for students to make an effective transition from school to work.
I commend you for the leadership you have shown in working with employers in Northern Adelaide to help meet their workforce development needs. The Government believes that a quality education system, which caters for all students, is critical to the enduring prosperity and economic growth of the nation.
Thank you for sharing this commitment and supporting your students to achieve their potential.
Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Education