“Make sure you don’t forget to spoil your four-legged friends this Christmas. Their love is unconditional all year around so this is a nice way to include them in your Christmas celebrations."
“We experienced a significant increase in interest and enrolments in the Certificate II in Agriculture course. This is because this is a massive growth area and there’s a skills shortage in agriculture right across NSW."
“We experienced a huge spike in interest and enrolments in the Certificate III in Carpentry course. This is because students recognise this is a massive growth area and there’s a skills shortage right across NSW."
“The Certificate IV in Community Services course is extremely popular in Parkes because of strong industry demand, and because our students enjoy learning from industry experts."
“It was very interesting but not surprising to see such a significant increase in interest and enrolments in the Diploma of Leadership and Management course. This interest is being driven by increasing industry and workplace demand right across the state."
“The Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) is popular with our students because they enjoy getting hands-on while learning from industry experts in our workshops."
“Just to emphasise how popular Outdoor Recreation courses are at Lithgow, the certificates II, III and IV were all in the top 10 most popular courses."
“I started just doing floristry as a hobby, but who knows – maybe one day I would love to own my own little floristry shop."
“This is a real credit to Janama. He is a talented young student who’s willing to listen and learn, and a perfect example that you can achieve anything if you are dedicated and willing to work hard.”
“I believe this is a very exciting learning opportunity provided by TAFE NSW as in my case, it allows someone from a modest background the opportunity to experience and learn in an environment that would be otherwise totally unachievable.”
“I was very excited to be nominated as a finalist, and to be the recipient of this award is truly an honour. I humbly accepted this award and dedicated it to my ancestors and to my children, for the struggles that have been before us and for the prospects that are yet to come.”
“The students absolutely loved the course, especially the hands-on learning. They not only had a great time and worked really well together, they took great satisfaction from donating the finished products to the Men’s Shed."
“The boys nailed it. They used their time really well, we were the only team to complete the whole task. They were really professional and worked like tradesmen rather than apprentices. I am so proud of them."
“I’m very happy. This whole WorldSkills competition has been a great journey. The skills that I’ve learnt, the mates that I’ve made, it’s just been an amazing experience.”
“It’s been a great experience. When I competed in the WorldSkills regional competition I was pretty chilled out – never did I think I would eventually go on to compete against the world’s best on the other side of the planet.”