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9 April 2019
TAFE Digital student Katie-Jane Squires, a Katoomba resident, has been recognised for her academic achievement and positive work ethic at the TAFE NSW Excellence Awards in Ryde last night.
Ms Squires, who completed an Advanced Diploma of Accounting in 2018, was announced as the winner of the Technology and Business Services Student of the Year, at a gala awards ceremony at TAFE NSW Ryde.
TAFE Digital General Manager, Megan Aitken, commended the winners for the commitment and dedication they have shown to their studies.
Mrs Aitken said, “I have no doubt these students will go on to forge highly successful careers and will be wonderful ambassadors for online learning and TAFE NSW. As a TAFE Digital student, our students all study online, at a time convenient to them, through their mobile or laptop, anytime during the day. Students can access teacher support or complete the studies on their own, at their own pace, which gives them great flexibility in their training and education.”
Ms Squires applied herself to her studies with diligence and determination when studying online with TAFE Digital, and is a worthy recipient of this award. She is persistent, dedicated and a self-directed learner, who has overcome significant personal issues to complete this high level qualification with excellent results.”
“During her studies she gained an internship with Ernst & Young, a Big Four Accounting firm, where she was able to apply and practice the new skills she was studying to work in preparing financial statements, working with computerised accounting systems and learning to work with clients in the workplace,” said Mrs Aitken. “This successful internship has created a pathway for future indigenous students to follow.”
Ms Squires was honoured to receive this prestigious award. “My self-confidence continued to grow throughout my studies,” she said. “I am now able to be a role model and share my experiences with other indigenous students by sharing my story and success, and by helping them to overcome the challenges of combining work and family with the requirements of distance and online learning.”
TAFE Digital is now accepting enrolments for hundreds of great courses. For information please visithttps://www.tafensw.edu.au/digitalor phone 131 601.
Media contact: Bonny Gunn, TAFE Digital Media Business Partner. M: 0417 134 048.