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And shine they did. Eighteen awards were presented, celebrating
student, teacher and Institute excellence. This year, the awards
celebration also coincided with National Sorry Day as a part of
TAFE NSW has a rich history of fostering indigenous education
programs. Receiving a Gili is the pinnacle of recognition, helping to
close the gap in vocational education.
Some of the ceremony's more significant awards include;
The Bruce Kendall Award for Recognition of Service to TAFE NSW
Presented to (Uncle) Len Waters
This award recognises excellence and a long term commitment to
service in TAFE NSW. For 2016, no-one was more fitting that Len Waters
of the Kamilaroi people. Significant to Len's 15 year career with TAFE
NSW is his unwavering commitment to providing education to isolated
Aboriginal communities in the TAFE NSW New England area. He is also a
dedicated mentor and advisor for many students, combined with his
passion for his community. It's easy to see why Uncle Len is such a
deserving winner. Recently retired from teaching, Len accepted this
award modestly, praising instead the staff and students around him.
Award for Academic Excellence
Presented to Bronte Ayoub
Bronte is a proud aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri nation. In a
12-month period she completed her Diploma of Youth Work and a 240 hour
work placement at the Champagnat Catholic College. Bronte then
continued to serve her community in a voluntary capacity at the
completion of her work placement. Testament to her skills and talents,
she went on to secure employment at Champagnat Catholic College in her
chosen field of Youth Work.
The 2016 Gili Award winners are: