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TAFE NSW Casino student Jeffrey Green has been recognised for his academic achievement and positive work ethic at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards in Kurri Kurri last night.
Mr Green who completed Certificate IV in Community Services at TAFE NSW Casino in 2018, was announced as the winner of a prestigious award of Health, Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the Year at a gala awards ceremony at the Hunter Valley Hotel Academy.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Susie George, commended Jeffrey for his commitment and dedication which he has shown to his studies.
“Jeffrey demonstrated compassion and support to other learners in his class and was embraced and held in high esteem by the entire class for his genuineness and huge heart which influenced the way he interacted with everyone.
“Jeffrey’s success is further proof that TAFE NSW has the greatest range of courses available which gives our students a head-start in their pursuit of exciting careers. It also delivers on our commitment to train the workforce leaders of the future when, where and how it suits them,” Susie said.
During his time at TAFE NSW, Jeffrey secured a position at Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child & Family Network in Lismore as a Contact Worker. He says the role allows him to interact and support young Aboriginal children.
“I hope that I can be a positive role model for these children and help them to make good choices in life. My long term goal is to keep learning and moving up, I’m loving what I’m doing at the moment.
“I’m very grateful for this recognition and I feel very proud. I had a bad experience at school but during my time at TAFE NSW I felt supported and was surrounded by good people which made the course easy and enjoyable. I couldn’t have asked for better teachers.
Students from Taree, Forster, Mardi, Port Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Grafton and Coffs Harbour shared the 14 awards that were presented at the ceremony.
Media contact: Sarah Lievore, TAFE NSW Media Officer, 6586 2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org