Ep. 3 | The Chef


The Chef


Stephanie grew up in a family passionate about food. While completing high school she found out she could turn her passion into more than just a hobby. Stephanie took on a school-based apprenticeship so she could make a career out of working in the hospitality industry.

This meant she could start working and learning while finishing high school at the same time. While participating in a culinary competition, Stephanie was scouted and now works in a top restaurant in Swan Hill.

The How I Got The Job series shows young Australians talking about how Vocational Education and Training (VET) helped them to find direction and achieve success in a field they’re passionate about. There are a lot of misconceptions about VET. Yet, through this series we learnt these pathways help build real skills for real careers and open up a variety of employment opportunities across lots of different industries.


FYA partnered with the Federal Department of Education and Training to highlight the real stories behind young Australians navigating the world of work, especially those taking up VET pathways. The series shows just some of the many different options out there.

Want to build real skills for real careers?

There are lots of opportunities out there for people taking up VET pathways. The My Skills website gives you everything you need to know about different options available, including courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.