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Sydney TAFE hairdressing
teacher, Donna Columbini, has been awarded VET Trainer and Teacher of
the Year at the 2016 Southern and South Western Regional Training Awards.
Donna was selected from teachers across all fields in the VET sector
representing TAFE and private RTOs. She has been dedicated to
hairdressing for 36 years.
"Winning this award means the world to me," she told The
Journal magazine. "My everyday practice is to engage with other
professionals within Sydney TAFE and the wider industry, as those
networks and industry contacts bring a richness to my teaching and
Donna is a great mentor to both her colleagues and students and is
known for her continual strive for excellence.
"I have a strong commitment to the industry and this is
reflected through my teaching, leadership of a teaching team and the
students we teach," she said. "It is of the utmost
importance that my teaching section gives the best possible education
and training through quality teaching and learning practices."
Donna will compete at the NSW Training Awards in September.