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Lego Mindstorm robots

Thanks to receiving a Frances and Harold Abbott Foundation grant, 11 Lego Mindstorm robots were purchased in 2015 and have been in use throughout 2016. Pictured are Victory Christian College with their creations.

August 31st, 2016|Student Stories|

Ararat Transformer Station

Students from Integrated Technologies 1/2 and 3/4 had the very rare opportunity to tour a New Transformer Station near Ararat, this station has been built to accommodate the new Wind Farm 20km away and has the capacity to supply 125,000 homes. The station was to be ‘switched on’ later in the week meaning that prior […]

August 10th, 2016|Student Stories|

2016 Australian Sheep and Wool Show

At the 139th Annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Agriculture students entered Polwarth Ewes into various age groups. Some ribbons were attained:

1st & 3rd place in Class 317 Un-housed Ewe, under 1.5 years old, showing a full mouth of milk teeth.

3rd & 4th place in Class 316 Un-housed Ewe, over 1.5 years old & under […]

August 10th, 2016|Student Stories|

La Valla TTC Agriculture Show

This event was held on Thursday 12 May and featured CCB and BSSC students participating in the showing of Alpacas (supplied by Yenaminut Alpaca Stud) and Dexter cattle and Polwarth sheep (with support from Homeleigh Polwarths).


The show aims to provide students with experience in the show ring, gain valuable feedback from experienced judges and showcase […]

May 24th, 2016|Student Stories|

Bendigo Bank

Engineering students toured Bendigo Bank to study the sustainable features in the bank building.

May 24th, 2016|Student Stories|

Alpacas – Youth Parader Competitions

Agriculture students showed alpacas in the Youth Parader Competitions at the Alpaca Colourbration, Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show and The Royal Melbourne Show.
Ethan Hunt was particularly successful winning the Preliminary Supreme Champion at the Alpaca Colourbration held in Bendigo.

December 8th, 2015|Student Stories|

Tradie Mental Health and Wellbeing event

VCAL students hosted a Trade Mental Health & Wellbeing Event on Thursday 15th October in the Trade Training Centre. Guest speakers delivered important messages to over 90 budding young tradies about the need to look after themselves and their mates when it comes to both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Jeremy Forbes from HALT (Hope, Assistance, […]

November 25th, 2015|Student Stories|

Sam’s Story

After loving my work placement at Hoffman Engineering, I applied for the apprenticeship after I finished Year 11, but they encouraged me to complete Year 12. So now I am set up with the skills to manage my apprentice trade training
– Sam K
2011 Australian Vocational Student Prize
2015 completing apprenticeship at Hoffman Engineering

July 22nd, 2015|Student Stories|