Business feature:

TAFE NSW’s brightest students and the contribution of its alumni were recognised at the 2017 TAFE NSW Hunter and Central Coast Student Excellence Awards last week. The Awards are supported by 20 industry and business partners. 

The International Student Award was awarded to Shimmer Mhindu, Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing), Rutherford, Hunter Valley sponsored by The University of Newcastle.

Tatiana Mozhar was awarded the Science Award, Diploma of Laboratory Technology, Beresfield, Hunter Valley, sponsored by Hunter TAFE Foundation.

The Plant and Heavy Vehicle Award, sponsored by Komatsu went to Benjamin Watt, Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology, Rutherford, NSW.

2017 Alumni Awards Winners:

Contribution to Business Award - Troy Rhoades-Brown, Head Chef and Owner of Muse Restaurant and Muse Kitchen;

Contribution to Community Award - Luciane Sperling, author of ‘Touched by Love, Turning Crisis into a Blessing’ and Founder of My Inner Light; 

Emerging Talent Award - Thomas Goodwin, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) student at The University of Newcastle.

“Our award winners are the future industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and small business owners of tomorrow,” Ms McGregor, Regional General Manager North, said.

Winning students: Benjamin Watt, Shimmer Mhindu and Tatiana Mozhar.

Winning students: Benjamin Watt, Shimmer Mhindu and Tatiana Mozhar.