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Three students finalists in prestigious WA Training Awards

Three South Regional TAFE students have been announced as finalists in the prestigious 2019 WA Training Awards by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

Chloe Baigent from Busselton has been announced as a finalist in the WA Vocational Student of the Year category and Bukonla Olayeni from Bunbury has been named as a finalist in the WA Cultural Diversity Training Award.

In the Great Southern Kaitlyn O’Connell was announced as a finalist for the WA Trainee of the Year award.

Kaitlyn completed a Certificate II in Business at the Albany campus as a trainee.

Chloe Baigent completed a Certificate IV in Youth Work at the Busselton campus which enabled her career change to follow her passion. Chloe wanted to work hands on and make a difference in people’s lives.

Chloe now has a job as a Youth Development Support Officer with the City of Busselton.

Bukonla is from Nigeria and worked extremely hard to complete her TAFE qualifications at the Bunbury campus. Bukonla completed a New Opportunities for Women course then went on to complete a Certificate III in Individual support. Bukonla secured work with care organisations in Bunbury after finishing her training.

Chloe and Bukonla were both major award winners at the South Regional TAFE South West annual awards night in April 2019. Chloe took out the highest honour of the Overall South Regional TAFE Student of the Year award and Bukonla was awarded the South Regional TAFE Culturally Diverse Training Award for the South West.

South Regional TAFE Managing Director Duncan Anderson congratulated the finalists on their achievements.

“It’s fantastic to hear our regional TAFE students have been recognised in these state-wide awards,” he said.

“Their dedication to their training and achievements in their local communities will inspire other students.”

WA Training Award winners will be announced on September 13 at a Presentation Dinner in Perth sponsored by the Electrical and Communications Association WA (ECA WA). Winners may also be eligible to compete against the nation's best at the Australian Training Awards later in the year.

Pic 1: Chloe Baigent (centre) with lecturer Gloria Ross and Busselton Campus Manager Lucy Goodhew

Pic 2: Bukonla Olayeni completed her Certificate III in Individual Support at the Busselton Campus

Pic 3: Kaitlyn O'Connell completed a Certificate II in Business at the Albany campus as a trainee

Bukonla Olayeni web.jpg   Kaitlyn-O'Connell-IMG_2225-web.jpg

Page last updated August 08, 2019