TAFE SA’s success at last night’s (Friday 9 September) South Australian Training Awards reinforces the organisation’s status and success as a provider of training that changes people’s lives, TAFE SA Chief Executive Robin Murt said.
TAFE SA won the ‘Large Training Provider of the Year’ category at the awards presentation dinner, hosted by the Training and Skills Commission, at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
The South Australian Training Awards recognise exceptional achievement in the State’s vocational education and training sector.
"Year after year TAFE SA staff give every bit of themselves to link in with industry, link in with communities and transform students' lives," Mr Murt said in accepting the award on behalf of TAFE SA.
"We accept, front-on, the responsibility we've got to support the state economy and help local communities.
"At TAFE SA, we’re doing exactly what we’ve been tasked to do – and we are proud of our contribution to the development of this state, its industries and its communities, and of this award that reflects this contribution and our value to South Australia."
TAFE SA was involved in five other category wins during the presentation dinner.
Apprentice of the Year Award
Jack Donaldson, of Blakeview, studied Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (MEM30305), trained by TAFE SA, employed by ASC
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
Rachel Jackson, of Oaklands Park, studied Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)and Certificate III in Government (PSP30112), trained by TAFE SA, employed by Department for Education and Child Development, Families SA
School-based Apprentice of the Year
Leuwin Andrew, of Heathfield, studied Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813), attends Blackwood High School, trained by TAFE SA, employed by Windy Point Restaurant and Café.
VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year
Jenni Edsall, of Highbury, employed by TAFE SA.
Industry Collaboration Award
OZ Minerals, TAFE SA and THIESS
A total of 11 award categories were announced on the night. TAFE SA was eligible to enter in eight categories and was involved in winning six of those categories.
TAFE SA will now go on to represent South Australia in the Large Training Provider category at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin on 17 November.