FOUR Manning Valley residents won major awards at the institute-wide Student Recognition Awards, which recognises the top TAFE students from the 17 campuses on the North Coast.
The awards acknowledged the efforts in 2014 of top-performing students studying either on-campus, on-the-job or online on the North Coast, across NSW and Australia.
North Coast TAFE’s Apprentice of the Year, Leigh Ryan, from Wingham, also won the North Coast TAFE Manufacturing and Engineering Student of the Year award.
The winning students from the Manning included Leigh Ryan, from Wingham, who received two awards for his achievements in the Certificate III in electrotechnology electrician: the overall apprentice of the year and the manufacturing and engineering student of the year.
Jessica Maher, from Taree, is North Coast TAFE’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year, thanks to her high achievements in community services work
Jessica Maher, from Taree, was awarded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student of the year for both her studies in Certificate IV in community services work and her achievements in community and the workplace.
From minimal user of technology to IT expert- Lei Bush, from Caffrey’s Flat, received North Coast TAFE’s IT Student of the Year Award.
Lei Bush, from Caffreys Flat, won the information technology student of the year award for her achievements in attaining the Certificate IV in digital media technologies, and Kaitlin Lefevre, from Rainbow Flat, received the tourism and hospitality student of the year award for outstanding achievement in completing her Certificate IV in travel and tourism.
Terrific at tourism- Kaitlin Lefevre, from Rainbow Flat, is North Coast TAFE’s overall Tourism and Hospitality Student of the Year.
Institute director Elizabeth McGregor said the awards night was an inspiring celebration of the vocational dreams and achievements of many North Coast TAFE students across the region.
“It’s a complete privilege for us in North Coast TAFE to have somehow been a part of these achievements,” Ms McGregor said.
The awards were held in the Osprey Restaurant, at Coffs Harbour Education Campus.
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