TAFE NSW Regional Excellence Awards night

Nowra students have excelled at the 2018 TAFE NSW Regional Excellence Awards, with three students from TAFE NSW Nowra recognised at a ceremony in Wollongong recently.

Angela Muller, Winyinnar Mendez Williams and Hannah Stubbles with their awards.

Angela Muller, Winyinnar Mendez Williams and Hannah Stubbles with their awards.

TAFE NSW Nowra, Certificate III in Education Support, student Winyinnar Mendez Williams picked up two awards, School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

Miss Williams was nominated by TAFE NSW teacher Neralye Ball who was delighted she took home the awards.

“Winyinnar took her role as a young Aboriginal leader seriously and shared her successes with younger students to help inspire them to achieve in their own lives,” Ms Ball said.

“Her exuberant and positive personality was infectious to both colleagues and students, and she became a role model for a number of young Indigenous students.”

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kerry Penton said the award winners were an inspiration to other students and a source of pride among their teachers.

“Many of these graduates are emerging as leaders in their field, helping to support growth in our region while becoming role models for those who follow as future graduates,” Ms Penton said.

“Through the rapid changes of our times and within TAFE NSW, our promise is to continue to provide the best vocational education and training in our region and beyond, to ensure TAFE NSW remains the first-choice training provider and continues to produce outstanding graduates.”

Other TAFE NSW Nowra students successful in the awards included Tourism and Experience Services Student of the Year Hannah Stubbles and Campus Award winner Angela Muller.

The award winners are:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year: Winyinnar Mendez Williams (Nowra)

Tourism and Experience Services Student of the Year: Hannah Stubbles (Nowra)

School based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Winyinnar Mendez Williams (Nowra)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Angela Muller (Nowra)

Technology and Business Services Student of the Year: Tonia Lavalle (Ulladulla)

Agribusiness Student of the Year: Anne Walshaw (Goulburn)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Anne Walshaw (Goulburn)

Infrastructure, Energy and Construction Student of the Year: Mark Williams (Moss Vale)

Apprentice of the Year: Mark Williams (Moss Vale)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Bronwyn Beard (Moss Vale)

Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability Skills Student of the Year: Jade Ryan (Wollongong)

Health Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the Year: Paul Piera (Wollongong)

Innovative Manufacturing, Robotics and Science Student of the Year: Callum Mayo (Wollongong)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Callum Mayo (Wollongong)

Trainee of the Year: Aidan Brooks (Wollongong)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Ethan Gomez-Staines (Wollongong West)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Rohan Herring (Shellharbour)

VET In Schools Student of the Year: Annaliese Phipps (Shellharbour)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Courtney Stewart (Moruya)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Mohammad Attar (Bega)

Supply Chain and eCommerce: Jessica Turney (Yallah)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Rachel Montgomery (Yallah)

Campus Student of the Year Award: Zuzana Webster (Yass)