“Brad has consistently shown the dedication, commitment and excellence we require of our Skillaroos,”“Brad has consistently shown the dedication, commitment and excellence we require of our Skillaroos."
It’s official! TAFE NSW Orange campus Hospitality teacher John Olewicz is the industry’s leading Commercial Cookery teacher/trainer for 2017.
“Obviously I don’t teach for these type of accolades, but for my students and peers to think I’m worthy of such an award is very gratifying and as good as the award itself.
“When I started out at Hort Enterprises and TAFE I never expected to get the opportunity to travel all over the world. Now I’ve made it this far, I want to make the most of it and see how far I can go with the ultimate goal to make the Skillaroos team and get to compete in Abu Dhabi.”
“We don’t teach for these types of accolades, but I’m very honoured to even be considered in such prestigious company because there are some really fantastic teachers in our industry across the country.”
“Today was an opportunity to get Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff together to acknowledge the significant work that has already been done, but more importantly to focus on what needs to improve for reconciliation moving forward.”
“I believe being a finalist is very much recognition of our flexibility in how we deliver our courses and the quality of the training we provide our students through our teachers’ industry experience and expertise,”
“TAFE NSW are huge supporters of the R U OK? ethos and we constantly encourage our students, teachers and the Dubbo community to check-in on their family, friends and colleagues. We offer quality support through a number of vital support services including counsellors and Aboriginal and Disability support staff."
“The main purpose of this study is for self-betterment. I feel the TAFE courses are much more realistic, more affordable and much easier to access than university. They allow me to work and train at the same time.”
“The trip was excellent – not only was it very enjoyable, we really felt we achieved a lot and built an even better relationship with Centurion University that will benefit students in India and Australia."
“We’ve really made steady progress both internally and externally in terms of reconciliation. We’re working closer with Aboriginal communities, delivering training that’s suited to Aboriginal learners and making a positive change in our own employment programs.”
The Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program has received further acclaim, winning a prestigious Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) award at a special ceremony in Melbourne.
“This is a very important opportunity for TAFE Western to pay tribute to some of our most talented, dedicated and hard-working Aboriginal students at a special combined graduation ceremony where we will hear from the students and their amazing education journeys so far,”
“So far we have done around 20 tours, we’re having great fun doing it and the feedback we have received from people has been really positive – they’ve really enjoyed the tours.”
“The students were able to work alongside celebrity chef Mark The Black Olive, Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming and an amazing network of support chefs and teachers who were on hand to guide and nurture them,”