NSW Training Awards 2012

TAFE NSW staff and students won 11 NSW Training Awards, including some of the event's most prestigious, at a ceremony held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli announced the winners in front of more than 700 guests from business, government and the training sector.

TAFE NSW was recognised for its exceptional standards and scooped the majority of awards. In addition, Boorowa Central School in rural NSW won the VET in Schools Excellence Award.

Deputy Director-General, TAFE and Community Education, Pam Christie, said the awards were testament to the outstanding achievements of TAFE NSW staff and students. 

"TAFE NSW is proud to be at the forefront of creative and responsive vocational education and training, delivering for current and emerging industry, employer and individual needs," she said.

The annual NSW Training Awards celebrate excellence in vocational education and training and 2012 marks the 57th year of these awards.

NSW Large Training Provider of the Year

TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute

VET in Schools Excellence Award

Boorowa Central School

Apprentice of the Year

William Peters,  TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute

School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

Jessica Taggart, TAFE NSW – New England Institute

VET in Schools Student of the Year

Sam Hodder, TAFE NSW – Illawarra Institute

Vocational Student of the Year

Susan Jarrett, TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

Pamela Glover, TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute

VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

Kathryn Pye, TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute

Top Apprentice in the Vehicle Trades

Ethan Dack, TAFE NSW – Illawarra  Institute

Excellence in Trade Skills

Brett Foran, TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute

Phil Darby Memorial Award – Encouragement Award for an Apprentice or Trainee

Bradley Grove, TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute

Special Award for a Woman in a Non-tradition Trade or Occupation – Regional

Shelley Wolverson, TAFE NSW – North Coast Institute

Special Award for a Woman in a Non-tradition Trade or Occupation – Metropolitan

Sophie Cleland, TAFE NSW – South Western Sydney Institute



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