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TAFE NSW Mudgee student Chenoa Endacott was recognised for her achievements at the 2019 TAFE NSW Gili Awards in Sydney last night.
Attended by The Hon. Dr Geoffrey Lee, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, the 2019 TAFE NSW Gili (pronounced kill-ee) Awards celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal students, as well as the accomplishments of TAFE NSW employees and innovative programs that have empowered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout 2018.
Chenoa who was awarded with an Encouragement Award, said, “I was humbled to receive this award and very proud of my achievements at TAFE NSW.
“I feel empowered to be a positive role model for Aboriginal women and would like to inspire others to be the best that they can be.”
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Kate Baxter, congratulated the winners for their hard work, dedication and commitment to transforming their lives through vocational education and training outcomes for Aboriginal people.
“Last night’s celebration marked the 29th year that the TAFE NSW Gili Awards have recognised the power of vocational education and training, and the life changing pathways to employment or further study for Aboriginal people.
“Gili is an Eora word meaning ‘to shine’ and is fitting for students whose achievements I am extremely proud to acknowledge.
“Chenoa has demonstrated remarkable talent, ambition and determination through her studies at TAFE NSW and commitment to their local community.” said Ms Baxter.
The 15 awards were presented in 12 categories at the event. The full list of award winners are:
TAFE NSW study and home location
The Gili Award
TAFE NSW Dubbo
TAFE NSW Mudgee
TAFE NSW Eora
TAFE Digital / Surfside
TAFE NSW Campbelltown
Award for Academic Excellence
TAFE Digital/ Buderim QLD
Apprentice of the Year Award
TAFE NSW Grafton
TVET Award (Schools)
TAFE NSW Bathurst
Non-Aboriginal Staff Award
Aboriginal Staff Award
Natalie Wilcock & Rebecca Murphy
Bruce Kendall Award
Industry Partnership Award
NECA emPOWER Aboriginal Apprentice Readiness Program
Youth Engagement Award
Community Engagement Award
TAFE NSW Tumut
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer, (02) 6338 2509, mobile 0427 901 515.