Will you be at Theatre Showcase?

With new technology, sectors and industries constantly emerging, the vocational education and training (VET) sector has evolved as another viable option for the next generation of Australian students wanting to explore exciting, progressive and successful careers. Essentially, this is a specialised part of tertiary education which provides accredited training in job related learning environments where students are able to develop technical skills.

At Kenvale College, it's important to us that our students flourish by being supported in their 'dreams' and nurturing their natural talents. There are many students who are more creative and many who both prefer and enjoy hand-ons learning and working environments such as those in event management, hospitality and commercial cookery.

This is one of the many reasons why we are proud to be sponsoring the 'Thrills and Skills' Career Showcases hosted by SkillsOne.

What are the Theatre Showcases?

As an advocate for emerging skills areas and promoting traditional trades, SkillsOne is dedicated to illustrating the benefits of vocational education. SkillsOne was first launched in 2007 and has since become a strong voice for many sectors and helping educators, government, parents and students make informed decisions about future careers.

While much of this information is conveyed through video stories and industry snapshots, the attention has turned to the stage in recent years through the Theatre Showcase initiative. First run in 2014 solely to NSW career advisors, the project has expanded considerably and last year was performed to over 4,000 students across NSW.

With a talented cast and script, the Theatre Showcase includes all manners of music, film and theatre to convey the true benefits of adopting a VET course as an alternative option. From industry needs and career trends, to highlighting rapid technology advances and how to get into these careers, the Showcase is bound to be informative.

General Manager at SkillsOne, Kirstin Casey, explained that the Theatre Showcase is all about showing that an alternative path to university is possible, regardless of your background and income.

While university is a great choice, it is not necessarily for everyone.

"The reason we are hosting the Theatre Showcases is to change parents' perceptions on vocational education," she said.

"While university is a great choice, it is not necessarily for everyone. What we're trying to showcase at these events are the many options that are available in the VET sector that can lead to varied and fulfilling career pathways."

Kenvale College and Theatre Showcase

Kenvale College is a passionate supporter of VET education and are pleased to be part of the 2016 Theatre Showcase. As well as sponsoring the events at Blacktown Workers Club (June 21) and Penrith Panthers (July 4), we will be present to talk to parents and students about our various courses and programs. We understand that choosing a career journey can sometimes be tricky so want to work with these parties to develop a clear way forward.

Additionally, here is a full list of the 2016 'Thrills and Skills' Career Showcases hosted by SkillsOne.

  • Campbelltown Catholic Club, The Cube: 14/06/2016- 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Norths Club, Auditorium: 15/06/2016- 7:00-8:30pm
  • Blacktown Workers Club, Ballroom: 21/06/2016- 7:00-8:30pm
  • Wenty Leagues Club, Starlight Room: 23/06/2016- 7:00-8:30pm
  • Penrith Panthers Club, EVAN Theatre: 04/07/2016- 7:00pm- 8:30pm

We are looking forward to the Theatre Showcase and seeing the exciting talent on stage. If you would like to join us register now to receive your free ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/skills-and-thrills-tickets-24793816974. Additionally, feel free to contact General Manager at SkillsOne Kirstin Casey or one our friendly team.

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Thank you for inviting us – we really did appreciate it. I must say I was really impressed by the Briar Ridge team – one of them (… Aiden) did a really great job explaining who they were, what they were about etc., and really took the time to give us the background on the person behind it all (Gwyn Olsen). He’d clearly immersed himself in the project, and I think she’d have been really pleased if she’d seen that. Happy to reach out and tell her so if you think it would help pave the way for future events.

- Anonymous, Winefest Guest 2015

I just wanted to express thanks and congratulations to all at Kenvale for the magnificent lunch provided on Thursday.

I have been to many hatted restaurants this year and can honestly say that they would have struggled to produce such fantastic dishes.

The lunch was a credit to your students and your staff.  It would be a privilege to enjoy another visit next year.

Best wishes to your graduating students for success in their career and to your staff to continue to guide students to reach such a high standard.

- Anonymous public guest at Kenvale Restaurant 2015

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