The VET Development Centre is the proud sponsor the Teacher / Trainer of the Year Award at the annual Victorian Training Awards. The awards were held at the Palladium at Crown Melbourne on Friday 6 September 2019. I would like to extend my congratulations to Jodi Rechsteiner-Sanders from GOTAFE who took out this year’s award as well as acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the other finalists in this category, Roeland Trietsch from Melbourne Polytechnic and Brenda Fithall from Federation University Australia.

It wasn’t until her mid-thirties, university and trade-qualified, that Jodi realised teaching was a great career choice, as it allows Jodi to combine her skills as a qualified chef and her enjoyment of science. Jodi teaches in the Hospitality and VCAL departments and her unwavering passion for achieving outcomes for all her students, by ensuring her program delivery, resources and their format are all governed by what works best for her them, made her the perfect choice for this year’s award.

Jodie will now go on to join other state and territory training awards winners as finalists at the Australian Training Awards to be held in Brisbane on 21 November 2019.

Martin Powell
Chief Executive Officer, VDC