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TAFE NSW student receives helping hand


TAFE NSW student receives helping hand

From left, Angie Trevor-Jones, Taylah Cork, Virginia Milne, Birgit Smith and Ann Wormald.

TAFE NSW Mudgee students, Taylah Cork and Virginia Milne, have been announced joint winners of the Sandy Smith Memorial Scholarship for 2019.

Developed in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mudgee Sunrise, the scholarship honours the memory of former member and TAFE NSW Mudgee teacher, Sandy Smith, who passed away in 2014. The scholarship recognises students studying foundation skills at TAFE NSW and aims to encourage students to achieve their career goals.

Rotary Club of Mudgee Sunrise member, Birgit Smith, said this was the third time the club had awarded the scholarship and was very excited to find such deserving applicants.

“Both students are passionate about getting the skills needed to follow their own and very rewarding career paths,” she said.

“We hope the scholarship of $375 each will help Taylah and Virginia continue their studies and develop new and exciting interests at TAFE NSW.”

TAFE NSW Student Engagement Officer, Angie Trevor-Jones, said Taylah, who is studying a TAFE Statement in HSC Studies and a Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Training and Virginia, a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), were excited to receive the support.

“The scholarship is very generous and both the successful students and TAFE NSW are thrilled with the Rotary Club of Mudgee Sunrise’s encouragement,” she said. “This financial support will allow Taylah and Virginia to develop the job-ready skills to be in a career they’ll love.

This is just one example of the support available at TAFE NSW to help students to become whatever they want to be. Enrolments for semester two are now open for a wide range of courses at TAFE NSW.

For more information visit or phone 131 601.

Media contact: Emma Curtis, TAFE NSW Media Officer – (02) 6338 2509, mobile 0427 901 515.