Ashlee is pretty sure university’s not for her. What she really wants to do is get a job when she finishes high school.

The VCAL program has helped Ashlee refocus her efforts on finishing school. VCAL has helped her to get hands-on experience through an apprenticeship with the Bendigo Bank.

This apprenticeship, facilitated by VCAL, has lead to Ashlee being offered a permanent part time role with the Bendigo Bank. She’s also undertaking further study.

VCAL helps Narre Warren students like Ashlee that learn best with practical, hands-on training. This program has changed the lives of thousands of Victorian students, encouraging them to stay in school and to learn a trade.

From 2012, Victorian Secondary Schools will lose up to $125,000 per school in funding. Many schools are already trying to make cuts in other areas in an effort to keep the program running.

Tell Mr Baillieu he can’t axe $48 million from this program. Simply phone Judith’s office on 9704 6055, or visit for more information.

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