“Donna excelled in and out of the classroom during her time studying in Orange and working as an apprentice at Tonic Restaurant in Millthorpe. She is well respected by her peers, is an exceptionally talented student and chef and a very deserving winner of our most prestigious award.”
“Rowan thoroughly deserves this recognition because he continually demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge while at TAFE that made him an outstanding student, juggling school and work commitments with aplomb."
“Shaun is an inspiring student who demonstrated great leadership qualities during his time at TAFE. He has a burning desire to achieve that is infectious, was a great role model for his classmates and is very deserving of this recognition.”
“These graduates are nominated by our teachers and recognise our most passionate, dedicated, industrious and skilful students."
The 2017 TAFE Western Encouragement Award winner was Certificate II in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) student Jonathan Emeny.
The 2017 TAFE NSW Ambassador Prize Program winner was Certificate IV in wool classing student Laura Offley.
The 2017 TAFE Western Vocational Students of the Year are Kathleen Hevesi and Donna Fitzgerald.
The 2017 TAFE Western TVET Student of the Year is Certificate III in Accounts Administration student Rowan Jayasuriya.
The 2017 TAFE Western Trainee of the Year is Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care student Tess Bishenden.
The 2017 TAFE Western Apprentices of the Year were Shaun Van Uum, Ben Field and Luke Moody.