“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.”
“These graduates are nominated by our teachers and recognise our most passionate, dedicated, industrious and skilful students."
The 2017 TAFE Western Vocational Students of the Year are Kathleen Hevesi and Donna Fitzgerald.
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.
“As a group we were absolutely thrilled with the result. We had no idea we would win, our focus was just on competing, finishing and having fun – we were very surprised but proud to win.”
“I can’t thank TAFE NSW staff and students enough for their very generous donations of items like toothbrushes, toiletries, beauty products, handbags and toys for children."
“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 program has come a long way since we first delivered it to a group of 15 TAFE NSW Automotive apprentices in March last year."
“As we gathered to celebrate the great work our women do in the region for International Women’s Day, we thought we would put a call out to the local community and help out this life-changing organisation.”