TAFE NSW Dubbo’s Elizabeth Wright has been recognised at the 2018 TAFE NSW Gili Awards hosted by His Excellency General the Honorable David Hurley at Government House on Monday.
The TAFE NSW Gili Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of Aboriginal students and employees who have contributed to Aboriginal communities throughout 2017. Elizabeth, known as Aunty Beth, won the prestigious Aboriginal Staff Award.
TAFE NSW Relieving Regional General Manager, Adam Bennett, congratulated Aunty Beth for her hard work, dedication and commitment.
“Gili is an Eora word that means ‘to shine’ and I am proud and humbled to be in a position to acknowledge the achievements of Aunty Beth,” Mr Bennett said.
“Aunty Beth is a teacher at the Yarradamarra Centre for Aboriginal programs at TAFE NSW Dubbo. She has made a significant contribution to improving the vocational and educational outcomes for Aboriginal peoples, including teaching Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay languages across the region for the past seven years.
“Aunty Beth is passionate about closing the gap Aboriginal peoples face when it comes to education, training and employment.
“She is a wonderful role model for all TAFE NSW staff and stakeholders in promoting respect and understanding for Aboriginal peoples and their culture and a thoroughly deserving recipient of this prestigious award.”