TAFE Western students have featured prominently in the NSW Regional Training Awards, winning four prestigious categories.
Dubbo’s Shaun Gordon was named Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, Wilcannia’s Shaylyn Whyman was crowned School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, Bathurst’s Kellie Lane won the Trainee of the Year award, while Orange’s Sammantha Devlin was named Apprentice of the Year.
“The NSW Training Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in training by apprentices and trainees and for TAFE Western to have four students win awards this year, after three students and a teacher were successful in 2015, is a great result for the organisation,” Relieving Institute Director Adam Bennett said.
“I’d like to congratulate our successful students - Shaun, Shaylyn, Kellie and Sammantha – their individual success in the NSW Regional Training Awards is very much deserved and speaks volumes for the talent, hard work and dedication they demonstrated while completing their studies.”
Mr Bennett said it’s been a huge year for all four students – with their NSW Regional Training Awards coming just one month after they were all successful in the prestigious TAFE Western Outstanding Graduating Student of the Year Awards that were presented in Dubbo in May.
“It’s great that Shaun, Shaylyn, Kellie and Sammantha are now not only acknowledged as some of TAFE Western’s most exceptional students, but they’re now among the best in the region,” he said.
“I’d like to wish our students all the very best as they progress to the NSW Training Awards at the state level.”