“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."
The 2017 TAFE NSW Ambassador Prize Program winner was Certificate IV in wool classing student Laura Offley.
The 2017 TAFE Western TVET Student of the Year is Certificate III in Accounts Administration student Rowan Jayasuriya.
The 2017 TAFE Western Apprentices of the Year were Shaun Van Uum, Ben Field and Luke Moody.
The 2017 TAFE Western Aboriginal Vocational Student of the Year Award winners were Angie Brown, Dannielle Smith and Garry Pittman.
The 2017 TAFE Western Aboriginal TVET Student of the Year is Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation student Jeramiah Carter.
The 2017 TAFE Western Aboriginal Trainee of the Year is Certificate III in Business Administration student Ella Bass.
“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."
“These scholarships can make the world of difference for these students – some of whom are single parents who need to travel long distances to attend classes."