Sydney TAFE students and staff have been on a winning streak at this year's regional training awards and now have a great chance of taking part in the NSW state training awards.
Southern Sydney awards
At the Southern Sydney awards, honouring nominees for their outstanding achievements in the vocational and training sector, two students won awards. Mirrinda McKenzie, who studied a Business Services Business Administration Certificate III course, won Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander of the Year. Hairdressing student Savannah De Oliveira won School Based Apprentice/ Trainee of the Year.
Central and Northern regional awards
Sydney TAFE winners of the Central and Northern regional awards included Mitchell Blizard, who won the Industry Award for the Vehicle Trades category and also collected the award for Apprentice of the Year.
Sarah Boxall, Sydney TAFE Medallist for 2014, was named Vocational Student of the Year and Matthew Townsley took out the Manufacture Excellence Award. Graduates Razi Bhari and Jillian Seymour received certificates of achievement for their efforts.
Awards also went to Sydney TAFE staff members with teacher Kathy Pavlich winning the award for Vocational Trainer of the Year and Fran Hughes, head teacher of child studies, picking up an Outstanding Achievement in VET Training award.
The winners will all now be vying for a final nomination in the annual NSW Training Awards which will be held in September 2014.