TAFE Students collect 2017 NSW Training Awards for the Riverina.

Riverina students who were awarded with individual category accolades at the 2017 NSW Training Awards Riverina presentation are progressing to the NSW State Training Awards held in September.

This includes Griffith’s very own Declan Lynch, who was awarded the School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year.

DECLAN Lynch was awarded the School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year for his work in Bidgee Studios.

DECLAN Lynch was awarded the School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year for his work in Bidgee Studios.

The awards were announced in early June at the annual event hosted by Training Services NSW and the Riverina-Murray Vocational Education and Training Committee Inc.

The successful TAFE NSW students from the Riverina were:

  • Maddison Coelli (Leeton) – Trainee of the Year
  • Matthew Fellows (Wagga Wagga) – VET in Schools Student of the Year
  • Hayley Crouch (North Wagga) – Vocational Student of the Year
  • Sam McGruer (Brungle) – Apprentice of the Year
  • Declan Lynch (Griffith) – School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Brenden Maxwell (Temora) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

TAFE NSW Acting Regional General Manager South, Belinda Mackinnon, attended the award ceremony and was delighted with the outstanding the results.

“This year our students have dominated the individual awards category having won all six awards, and TAFE NSW is extremely proud of that,” Ms Mackinnon said.

“It’s fantastic to see our students recognised for their outstanding efforts and talent, which we are proudly supporting at TAFE NSW. I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

The successful students will progress to the NSW State Training Awards in September, with the winners there progressing to the Australian Training Awards in November.

The NSW Training Awards are conducted by the NSW Department of Industries to recognise outstanding achievements in the vocational education and training sector.

The awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, as well as large and small employers.

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