The loyalty and dedication to training of long-term TAFE New England staff was acknowledged at an afternoon tea at TAFE New England’s Armidale campus on 26 May, with many of those being acknowledged having achieved 20 and 30 years of service with TAFE NSW.
TAFE New England Institute Director, Peter Heilbuth, will attend the function to present the certificates, which are issued by TAFE NSW Managing Director, Pam Christie.
“The length of service that has been given by our dedicated staff serves to highlight TAFE New England as a quality employer within the New England and North West.” Peter Heilbuth said.
We could not maintain our reputation as the leading training provider in our communities if it were not for the dedication, knowledge and commitment of our staff”, Mr Heilbuth said.
TAFE New England is the largest provider of vocational education and training across the New England and North West region, with 11 campuses and over 10,000 students across an area covering 100,000km, and as such, is genuinely committed to seeing job seekers gain the skills they need to secure suitable training and employment.
TAFE New England is one of the largest employers within the region, and employs industry qualified and experienced teachers to meet student enrolment demands. TAFE New England takes the approach of maintaining strong links with employers, business, industry and the community to ensure they are providing students with the workplace-based skills employers need. Because a TAFE New England qualification is nationally-recognised, employers can count on a quality outcome; and the industry skills and experience of teaching staff ensures students come away with practical skills.
Business and Creative Industries teacher, Lisa Faulkner, has been employed by TAFE NSW for 28 years and will receive a citation on Tuesday.
“I have the privilege of living and working in the beautiful town of Armidale, with dedicated colleagues who really care about their students” Lisa said.
“The thing I absolutely love best about my job is being able to help my students achieve their goals. I love that I can make a difference to their lives!” Lisa said.