“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.”
“Mental Health Month is celebrated Australia-wide every October so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to hold a casual and fun event, that also helps raise awareness about a very prevalent subject."
“This is a very exciting opportunity for the students to not only get a close look at the Supercar legends in action, it also gives them the chance to get hands-on and work on a variety of racing cars."
“I particularly enjoyed learning about the modern technology that is used in Australian farming. Australian teachers prepare a lot more carefully for class which is important and something I will do when I return to China.”
“TAFE NSW is thrilled to be a part of such a worthwhile program that is delivering outstanding results for young people in western NSW."
“TAFE NSW had 14 students nominated as finalists in the six categories – so to have four claim the highest individual honours in their respective categories was a great result for them and the TAFE NSW team,"
“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.