MEDIA RELEASE: VTA Member recognised for stellar contribution to vocational education and training
The Victorian TAFE Association (VTA) would like to extend its congratulations to Ms Claire Rasmussen, Director of VET Practice at Federation University Australia, whose service to the vocational education sector has been recognised with the Berwyn Clayton Award.
The prestigious award, named for one of Australia’s more respected pioneering VET researchers, is bestowed by the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) in recognition of distinguished long-term and exemplary research and developmental activities in the area of vocational education and training (VET) professional development and/or VET teacher education.
Claire’s work has focused on improving the quality, capability and status of the VET teacher workforce, looking at systems in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and outlining potential improvements to the Australian VET architecture that both respect existing fundamental principles and requirements and ensure a capable, contemporary VET workforce.Claire’s success in the Clayton Award follows earlier recognition with the award of an International Specialised Skills Fellowship by the highly respected International Specialised Skills Institute.
Victorian TAFE Association Executive Director Andrew Williamson said that Claire’s award is evidence of TAFE’s continuing role as a leader in the Victorian VET sector.“Congratulations Claire Rasmussen! This award recognises the achievements of a highly capable and dedicated VET professional, and demonstrates the strength of Victoria’s public TAFE system and its people in their continued role in pushing the sector to ever higher frontiers of excellence”.