Broken Hill student Mandy Hall has been honoured for her academic achievement and outstanding work ethic at the 2018 TAFE NSW Excellence Awards in Mudgee.
Ms Hall, who completed a Certificate IV in Business Administration at TAFE NSW Broken Hill in 2017, received the prestigious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award. She also collected an Industry Achievement Award in the Technology and Business Services category.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kate Baxter presented Ms Hall with her awards at a gala ceremony at Blue Wren Winery yesterday, commending Ms Hall for being a dedicated and hard-working student, and great role model for her family, friends and local community.
“These awards are a great opportunity to recognise our most passionate, industrious and skilful students. It’s very gratifying to see these students grow and transform their lives through education, with TAFE NSW equipping them with practical skills and work experience that ensures they are job ready,” Ms Baxter said.
“Mandy retired in 2016 but decided that she wanted to re-enter the workforce, choosing to update her administration skills at TAFE NSW Broken Hill. Right throughout her studies she was a model student and someone her classmates and peers would turn to for advice and assistance – emphasising her outstanding leadership qualities.”
Ms Hall was nominated for the award by TAFE NSW Business teacher Judith Louvel, who believes the recognition is thoroughly deserved.
“Mandy always strived to achieve excellence – close enough was never good enough,” Ms Louvel said. “In the classroom she was proactive, had strong communication skills and is a very deserving winner.”
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