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Wodonga TAFE’s Celebration of Achievement Awards recognise excellence

Friday, 16 December 2022

Wodonga TAFE celebrated its Achievement Awards on Wednesday 14 December 2022, at The Cube Wodonga. The TAFE’s annual Celebration of Achievement Awards recognised the outstanding achievements and contributions of students, industry partners, and Wodonga TAFE staff members.

Wodonga TAFE Board Director, Ms Tammy Atkins, was the MC for the evening’s event, which also included invited guests from industry and community, in recognition of Wodonga TAFE’s extensive partnerships with business.

Wodonga TAFE’s CEO, Mr Phil Paterson, said the annual event celebrates and recognises the efforts of many. “The Achievement Awards are always a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate many of the elements which make our TAFE culture strong; our people – our students, our staff, our community, and our industry partners.”

“I am proud to be CEO of such a strong vibrant TAFE that provides key services as a training organisation which benefit our regional communities,” said Phil, “We provide training that supports our local industry needs, and training that supports the social fabric of our society.”

“The Awards also give us an opportunity to recognise our staff who work consistently to ensure our students and community have access to the very best vocational education and training opportunities,” said Phil.

Wodonga TAFE congratulates the following Award finalists and winners:

Young Achiever of the Year Award:

  • Alex Hulm – Certificate IV in Music (FINALIST)
  • Harmony Carmichael – Diploma of Community Services (FINALIST)
  • Raiden Wilson – Certificate III in Business (WINNER)
  • Caitlyn Wilks – Certificate III in Motor Sport Technology (WINNER)

Student/s of the Year Award:

  • Adrian Baker – Diploma of Community Services (WINNER)
  • Heather Caunt – Certificate III in Horticulture (FINALIST)
  • Annie Shearer – Certificate II in Salon Assistant (FINALIST)

Apprentice of the Year Award – Education and Vocational Skills

  • Tayah Jack – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (FINALIST)
  • Sophie Scolyer – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (WINNER)
  • Tanika Zanghellini – Certificate III in Hairdressing (FINALIST)

Apprentice of the Year Award – Industrial Skills, Trades & Transport

  • Stanley Herrmann – Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) (WINNER)
  • Joshua Boschetti – Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade) (FINALIST)
  • Adam Chandler – Certificate III in Sports Turf Management (FINALIST)

Trainee of the Year Award:

  • Bailey Cooke – Certificate III in Arboriculture (FINALIST)
  • Bailey NIxon – Certificate III in Arboriculture (FINALIST)
  • Jayne Sleigh – Diploma of Nursing (WINNER)

Teacher/Trainer of the Year Award:

  • Geoff Hoare (FINALIST)
  • Alan Grant (WINNER)
  • Rob Staley (FINALIST)
  • Brett White (FINALIST)

Client Services Staff Member of the Year Award:

  • Tahlie Jackson, Wellbeing Support Officer, Student Support (FINALIST)
  • Donna Johan, Director, Kids on Campus Early Learning Centre (WINNER)
  • Jennifer Robinson, Customer Experience Officer, Customer Experience (FINALIST)

 Support Service Staff Member of the Year Award:

  • Jenny McNally, Assessment Quality Officer (WINNER)
  • Denika Sergeant, Finance Business Process Specialist (FINALIST)
  • Greg Richards, Facilities and Infrastructure Manager (FINALIST)

Industry Recognition Award

  • PT Fitness
  • Border Crane Consultants


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