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29 March, 2023

Claire Keleher nominated for Queensland Traineeship Award

At the Industry Breakfast held last week, Clifton State High School announced the nomination of Claire Keleher for a Queensland Traineeship Award for School Based Apprenticeships.

Clifton State High School student and Butcher’s Apprentice Claire Keleher with Allora Btuchery owner Aaron Vietheer.

The School recognised Claire as one of the outstanding students engaged in the Scheme. 

Year 12 student Claire spoke of how the butcher’s apprenticeship she has begun at the Allora Butchery has given her a new lease of life at school as she has regained her enthusiasm for school because of the program.

Claire said she was not interested in pursuing a university course after school and so had begun to lose interest in her school work but now she has regained focus and enjoys school again.

Allora Butchery owner, Aaron Vietheer, spoke of the two way benefits of providing placement opportunities for students, commenting on how the students working in his shop provide a welcome sense of fun and help lift the atmosphere in the business.

Claire is only one of three students from the Darling Downs nominated for the award.  One will be selected to eventually compete against students from other regions for the coveted award.

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