TAFE NSW Bathurst students Stephen Ryan, Sourabhi Debrath and Rebecca Thornbury have been announced as the recipients of the inaugural Dean Mobbs Gallery Creative Arts, Early Childhood and Hospitality Scholarships for 2018.
Local Artist Dean Mobbs established the scholarships in partnership with TAFE NSW to recognise individuals who display determination and high application to their studies and are looking to explore future educational and career opportunities.
“I’m really excited to find such deserving recipients and I hope that the scholarships of $500 each will give the students self-belief and motivation,” Mr Mobbs said.
“Stephen, Sourabhi and Rebecca displayed a clear direction to learn new skills and achieve their goals, which aligned well with the purpose of the scholarships.”
Stephen (Certificate III and IV in Design), Sourabhi (Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care) and Rebecca (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery) were very grateful to receive the scholarships.
“I urgently need to upgrade my computer and this support will assist me with my studies and give me the motivation to keep going,” Stephen said.
“I plan on purchasing academic books to continue my studies in nurturing children,” Sourabhi added.
TAFE NSW Student Engagement Officer, Angie Trevor-Jones, said TAFE NSW was very appreciative of the support the students have received from the Dean Mobbs Gallery.
“This financial support will allow Stephen, Sourabhi and Rebecca to enhance their course study with financial assistance to get the skills and experience they need to ensure they’re job ready for a career they’ll love,” she said.
This is just one example of the support available at TAFE NSW to help students to become whatever they want to be. For semester two course enrolment information visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.