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GREAT WORK RECOGNISED: Bremer SHS students Clint Franke and Joshua Curson were finalists in the regional training awards.
GREAT WORK RECOGNISED: Bremer SHS students Clint Franke and Joshua Curson were finalists in the regional training awards. Inga Williams

EAST Ipswich student Joshua Curson has no more time for what he calls "zero days".

As the 17-year-old explained, those were the times where he could chill out all day and not really accomplish much.

These days, he doesn't have that luxury.

Not only is Joshua completing his final year of high school and working - he's also undertaking a Certificate III in Financial Services at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited.

The young achiever said handling the extra workload was sometimes difficult, but worth it.

"Like most kids my age, I'm still not entirely sure what I want to do career-wise, but I'm definitely interested in something surrounding finance and economics," he said.

At the 53rd Queensland Training Awards this month, his hard work was recognised when he was named Apprentice of the Year for the Queensland Metropolitan region.

The Bremer State High School student beat a record field of nominations from 46 high schools in the region.

Joining him in the finals was fellow school mate Clint Franke who completed a Certificate III in Hospitality at Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club.

Joshua will now compete in the state finals on September 19.

Topics:  bremer state high school, queensland training awards


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