State Training Awards
The TAFE New England community were
thrilled to receive the exciting news that the Institute is a finalist for
several awards at the NSW State Training Awards. The awards presentation
evening will be held on Wednesday 9 September at Darling Harbour and will be
hosted by the Hon. John Barilaro MP, Minister for Regional Development, Skills
and Small Business.
TAFE New England students won several
awards at the New England Training Awards earlier this year, and as a result,
two students have been named as finalists for NSW Training Awards.
Bronwyn Cocking was awarded the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award. Ms Cocking
studied the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) at TAFE New England,
and is now employed by the Aboriginal Learning Circle as the Student Support
Officer for Aboriginal students at TAFE New England.
Deborah Richardson is employed by New
England Medicare Local as the Aboriginal Health Network Coordinator and
completed the Diploma of Management at TAFE New England in 2014. Ms Richardson
chose to study via TNE Connects to complete the course, which afforded her the
flexibility to study while juggling a busy work schedule and family life.
In addition to their students, TAFE
New England has been nominated as a finalist for the Industry Collaboration
Award. TAFE New England and the Health & Safety Advisory Service
collaborated to deliver training for Thiess John Holland Dragados JV during the
course of the design and construction of the North West Rail Link Project in
Acting Institute Director Lyn Rickard
said “This is a great example of how TAFE New England ensures quality outcomes
for students and industry partners”.
“I wish to congratulate the students
and staff who have strived to achieve such a high level of success” Ms Rickard