Gold Coast based Envirotech Education student, Simon Witt, recently won the Queensland International Education & Training (IET) VET Student of the Year Award. This is a recognition of not only Mr Witt’s efforts but also the great education options provided by the Gold Coast's exciting Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Mr Witt has previously researched for his PHD focusing on the impact of surf culture on small farm towns around the world.
Currently studying Diploma of Project Management at Envirotech Education, Mr Witt is the first student to study in Envirotech’s innovative Accelerator Program. About the program, Mr Witt said
“The Accelerator Program gave me the skills, support and framework to undertake a challenging project, funding, organising and managing the construction of a school in Tonga”
Shelly Bengiat, the Director of Envirotech Education said,
“We are so proud of Simon and his exceptional effort. Simon is the first Envirotech student in our Accelerator program and we look forward to working with him in the future on more of our revolutionary sustainability courses and projects.”
“It has been a busy week for Simon, on Friday last week he received a Silver GECKO award for his continuing work on environmentally sustainable projects.”
Mr Witt concluded by saying “I am honoured to receive this award. Having my work and effort recognised in this way has given me energy to focus further on Envirotech Education’s new Thursday Island based research and course development. “
There were many other stand outs of the evening with multiple international students walking away with recognitions of their efforts.