Gordon student above the pack


​This year has been an amazing journey for Heidi Rasmussen.

Heidi was nominated and won the School Based Apprentice or Trainee Excellence Award at The Gordon Awards for Excellence in February.
Heidi was encouraged to enter the Victorian Training Awards in August and did so.
Not only did she make the finals, but she went on to win the School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award.

BLOG-Heidi-VTA.jpgShortly after, Heidi was also awarded School Based Trainee of the Year at The Gforce Awards.
Then Heidi went on to compete as a finalist in the  Australian Training Awards in Brisbane in November.
Heidi was ranked as one of the nation’s two best with the Runner-up 2019 Australian School-based Apprentice Award. 
Most recently, Heidi has gone on to win the Australian  Employment Network Awards in the School-based  Apprentice/Trainee of the Year category held at  Parliament House in Melbourne.
At 18 years old, Heidi has an impressive array of  achievements, including graduating with her VCE  alongside a Certificate III in Companion Animal Studies from The Gordon.
“My training allowed me to gain employment as a veterinary nurse. The course felt so personal; it felt tailored to me. I am so grateful to my teachers, who’ve taught me and supported me,” said Heidi.
Heidi said of her awards, “Events such as these allows us the opportunity to share our stories and show others that success can be attained through VET and its pathways.”
“I have been overwhelmed by the journey.
I was so elated to be a finalist in the Australian Training Awards. I really appreciate the acknowledgement off my hard work and effort,” continued Heidi.
Heidi is hoping to undertake a Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing next year, as well as plans to travel to Zimbabwe and work with the charity organisation Vets Beyond Borders.
2019 has been full of extraordinary accomplishments
by this stellar young woman. 

So very impressive!

Posted: 11/12/2019 2:40:22 PM



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