NSW Premier’s Awards for Public Service
The work of the department and its staff featured prominently when the 2013 NSW Premier's Awards for Public Service were announced at a ceremony in Sydney.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said the awards recognised the achievements of the public service and its partners in the private and non-government sector.
"A key goal of the NSW public service is to deliver value to the public, and that's why I chose 'value' as the theme of this year's awards," Mr O'Farrell said.
The Department of Education and Communities won three categories:
Revitalising Regional NSW
TAFE Western Institute
Premier's Partnership Award
Sydney International Rowing Regatta
Premier's Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement
Wayne Jenkins, head teacher automotive at Wagga Wagga Campus, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.
Mr O'Farrell said: "Wayne's innovation and passion toward helping his students meet the needs of the auto industry has enabled TAFE to build close relationships with car manufacturers, expand its course offerings, and roll-out courses to campuses across NSW".
"Each of the winners has been recognised for going the extra step in their contributions to the public service to help improve the services being offered," he said.
Full details on the winners can be found on the Public Service Awards website.