TAFE NSW Lithgow student Jeremy Kenny has been recognised for his
academic achievement and positive work ethic at the TAFE NSW
Excellence Awards in Dubbo this week.
Mr Kenny, who completed a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation at
TAFE NSW Lithgow in 2018, was announced as the winner of the
prestigious Health, Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the
Year at a gala awards ceremony at Lazy River Estate.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Kate Baxter, commended the winners
for the commitment and dedication they have shown to their studies.
“During his TAFE NSW studies, Jeremy worked hard to complete all
assessment tasks to a high standard all while juggling work
commitments and his personal life.
“Jeremy was a motivated student and has a bright future ahead of him
in the outdoor recreation industry.
“The awards emphasise TAFE NSW’s commitment to training the workforce
leaders of the future when, where and how it suits them.”
TAFE NSW Outdoor Recreation Teacher, Georgina MacSmith, said during
his time at TAFE NSW, Jeremy created a very strong bond with his
fellow students and built solid relationships with staff.
“You would often find Jeremy in the classroom at TAFE NSW finishing
off assessments when all the other students had gone home.
“He is well suited to working in the outdoor recreation industry and
should be commended for all his outstanding achievements.”
Jeremy said that he was excited to receive the award and encouraged
anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to make a positive impact on
the world to consider enrolling in an Outdoor Recreation course at
Students from Orange, Gunnedah, Armidale, Parkes, Bathurst, Lithgow
and Dubbo shared the 13 awards that were presented at the ceremony.
TAFE NSW Excellence Award Winners:
Student of the Year – Holly Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Agribusiness Student of the Year – Emily Southey, TAFE NSW Armidale
Apprentice of the Year – Clinton Larkings, TAFE NSW Orange
Trainee of the Year – Claire Bignell, TAFE NSW Parkes
Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages and Employability Skills
Student of the Year – Kirsten Fitzpatrick, TAFE NSW Bathurst
Health, Wellbeing and Community Services Student of the Year
–Jeremy Kenny, TAFE NSW Lithgow
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award –
Holly Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Innovative Manufacturing, Robotics and Science Student of the
Year – Clinton Larkings, TAFE NSW Orange
Infrastructure, Energy and Construction Student of the Year –
Mark Woodhead, TAFE NSW Dubbo
Technology and Business Services Student of the Year – Holly
Bartram, TAFE NSW Armidale
Tourism and Experience Services Student of the Year –Lucy
Schillert, TAFE NSW Gunnedah
VET in Schools Student of the Year – Kirsten Fitzpatrick, TAFE
SBATS Student of the Year – Lachlan Carpenter, TAFE NSW Orange
Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer, (02) 6338
2509, mobile 0427 901 515