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22 year old Medowie local and newly-qualified pastry chef Hayley
Waterhouse was awarded her third student scholarship yesterday - a
$2,500 Trevor Drayton Scholarship.
She was one of two TAFE NSW Hamilton students recognised for their
learning excellence and potential in the food and hospitality
industries, at a scholarship presentation held at Carrington Place
Restaurant & Bar.
The scholarships are awarded annually in conjunction with the Hunter
TAFE Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organisation working with
TAFE NSW, Hunter region businesses, education providers and community
leaders committed to helping students achieve their goals.
“It is an honour to be chosen to receive the Trevor Drayton
Scholarship. It will greatly accompany the skills and experience I
developed through my TAFE NSW training and my apprenticeship,” Ms
“The scholarship will open so many opportunities to make valuable
connections and network with people who are like minded and very
passionate about what they do. It also provides an opportunity build
my skills and self-confidence towards achieving my dreams and to
mentor young people like I have been mentored.
“One of my career goals has always been to work in London and I’m
finally achieving that in August this year. I also have a week’s work
experience with the San Francisco Baking Institute in May. This has
been possible due to another couple of scholarships I’ve won recently,
the BBM Youth Support Award and the Sydney J Packham (OAM)
Baking Industry Medal.
“I am really excited that the Trevor Drayton Scholarship will enable
me to extend my time in the US and undertake work experience elsewhere!”
Ms Waterhouse’s short-term career aspiration is to immerse herself in
other cultures to broaden her horizons in ‘all things baking’ while
her longer-term aspiration is to come back home, share her passion for
baking with those around her and further enhance the baking industry
Hunter TAFE Foundation president Gary Webb said, “The Foundation is
proud to work with the Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund committee in
assisting it to manage donation efforts that support the ambitions of
Hunter region residents working and studying in the food, wine and
“That Hayley was one of two students from TAFE NSW Hamilton – a site
with a student-operated cafeteria and restaurant – awarded a Trevor
Drayton Scholarship, speaks volumes of the talent produced locally.”
Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund spokesperson Peter Drayton said, “Our
scholarships give local people a boost to achieving their career goals
and we support them through our many industry connections. We were
impressed with the comprehensive scholarship submission provided by
Hayley, who shows great commitment and consistency in applying herself
to the food industry. We wish Hayley all the very best with her
continued journey and hope to see her achieve well into the future.”
For more detail on TAFE NSW courses, face-to-face or online, visit www.tafensw.com.au or call 131 601.
Media contact: Kristy Sheppard, TAFE NSW Media &
Communications Business Partner, 4923 7784 or 0407 450 860.