“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.”
“I’m very happy. This whole WorldSkills competition has been a great journey. The skills that I’ve learnt, the mates that I’ve made, it’s just been an amazing experience.”
"We have hundreds of students coming from Molong High School, Orange High School and Kinross Walaroi School, who will not only enjoy a free barbecue lunch, music, games and activities, but will get a better understanding of mental health issues and how they affect young people.”
“It’s been a great experience. When I competed in the WorldSkills regional competition I was pretty chilled out – never did I think I would eventually go on to compete against the world’s best on the other side of the planet.”
“Living in regional Australia it can be extremely difficult to find out about the latest products and services available in the trades industry, so this is a great opportunity to learn more about the newest innovations,”
“It’s been an amazing year for me personally – first winning my way to compete in Abu Dhabi and now this state-wide award. It’s exciting and I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to achieve this year.”
“The trip was a huge success, both in terms of achieving the masterclass program objectives and on a personal level because it was great for my professional development."
“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."
“The Republic of Korea’s VET system is undergoing significant change, so to be able to go over there and demonstrate how we do things at TAFE NSW is very exciting and a great opportunity for me to enhance my teaching skills,”