St Nicholas attends Hunter & Central Coast Region NSW Training Awards 2024

St Nicholas was proud to attend the recent Hunter & Central Coast Region NSW Training Awards 2024 in support of Jasmin Robinson, our Finalist for Vocational Student of the Year, and as a key sponsor of the event.

Attendees from St Nicholas included Jacinta Gillies (Executive Manager – Operations), Erica Wilkinson (Executive Manager – Professional Learning), Mel Thomas (Area Service Manager), and Carolyn Mcguinness (Lead Trainer, St Nicholas Pathways), and Jasmin Robinson (Finalist, Vocational Student of the Year).

Jasmin joined St Nicholas in 2020 through St Nicholas Pathways’ School Based Traineeship (SBAT) program and has developed a passion for and commitment to supporting those in her care to thrive. Jasmin has become a vital member of our St Nicholas Early Education Singleton team and her growth reflects her commitment towards lifelong learning.

“Taking on the School-Based Traineeship program allowed me to complete my HSC at school whilst participating in a weekly prac for my Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I learnt so much, achieved my educational goals and even secured a permanent role at the centre.

I’ve been lucky enough to work in the preschool room for the last two years and it has been so rewarding to watch the children blossom into confident and ambitious peers who are ready to take the next step into big school. Alongside this, I’ve been keeping up my studies to enhance my professional and technical knowledge which drives me to continue to excel, grow and learn.

There are so many opportunities to kick start a career in early childhood education and care. With St Nicholas, you can find a pathway that suits you and gain support throughout your journey.”