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CathWest student gears up for promising career

CathWest Innovation College student Dakota Hurney has paid credit to an amazing support network of family, friends and colleagues at Yamaha Wetherill Park after being named a finalist for School-Based Apprentice of the Year at the regional NSW Training Awards (South and South West Sydney). Read more...


Sky's the limit for workers with drone credentials

Want a job? Get a drone qualification, with people who can pilot UAVs highly sought after in industries from mining to construction.

Businesses take a shine to CathWest apprentices

A successful school-based apprenticeship program developed between mycar Penrith and Katoomba and CathWest Innovation College has prompted the tyre and auto repair company to expand the program nationwide. Read more...


International construction firm trades up for more CathWest students

A successful partnership between CathWest Innovation College and international construction company CPB Contractors is set to see the number of apprenticeships more than double to at least 25 in 2021. These opportunities will see students working on some of the state’s biggest infrastructure projects including Parramatta Light Rail and Rozelle Interchange. Read more...

CathWest VET teacher in line for prestigious NSW Training Award

Continuing it's proud recent tradition of award-winning VET education, CathWest Innovation College teacher Bridget Ward has been named a finalist for the VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year at the 2020 NSW Training Awards.️ Read more...


How raising the school-leaver's age transformed NSW schools

Ten years ago the NSW government raised the school-leaver's age from 15 to 17. The Sydney Morning Herald looks at how have schools changed and highlights CathWest Innovation College, built specifically for years 10 to 12, where students gain credentials that will help future employment. Read more...


Student leaders set the standard

Twenty-nine outstanding young leaders from secondary schools across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta were recognised through the Bishop of Parramatta awards for student excellence in 2020. Read more......

Students shape own curriculum in 'new generation' of vocational schools

The NSW government has launched "a new generation" of vocational high schools to help students find jobs in a post-coronavirus economy.


Jessica’s big commitment to study recognised with award

CathWest Innovation College’s Jessica Libreri has taken out a top award at the regional 2020 NSW Training Awards and is now in the running for the State Finals in October. Jessica, who is completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, won the School Based Apprentice/Trainee award for her exceptional commitment to formal studies at school and during work placement. Read more...


NSW Training Award winner says school support through COVID-19 was key

Support, choice and a good education program are key factors helping students prepare for life after school, especially at this time of mass disruption due to COVID. That’s the opinion of CathWest Innovation College’s Jessica Libreri who won the School Based Apprentice/Trainee award at the 2020 NSW Regional Training Awards, one of five Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students who were named finalists. Read more...





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