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TAFE NSW is honoured to announce outstanding student achievements at this year's Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA).
Cassandra Hewitt took out the Design Institute of Australia's Graduate of the Year Awards in the Fashion & Textiles category, Jason Pante was named Graduate of the Year in the Interior Design category and Roisin Wade won a highly commended award in the same category.
The event's big win went to Jason Pante, who was not only winner in his category, but went on to be named 'Australasian Graduate of the Year'.
AGOTYA is a national, largely portfolio-based awards program that rewards the highest standards of excellence in final year undergraduate design students and recent graduates.
Educators in each state were invited to nominate their top design students, with each student submitting three different studio projects and a 200-word statement of design philosophy prior to attending an interview with judges. First prize winners from each state level GOTYA program were then submitted to a national judging process for the Australasian GOTYA, won by TAFE NSW's incredibly talented, Jason Pante.
"Design Centre Enmore has instilled within me with a rigours creative methodology and an array of industry skillsets that have allowed me to pursue a career in interior design", said Jason after his win.
"The course was visionary and the teachers are experts in their field. It was a dynamic combination that created a platform for me to explore my creativity and develop my skillsets".
Jason's current position is Interior Designer at an international multidisciplinary design practice. He envisions himself evolving within the multi-disciplinary firm in the future, an area in which we have no doubt his talents will excel.
We look forward to following Jason, Cassandra and Roisin on their exciting journeys to success.
Well done to all involved in this year's GOTYA Awards.