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Busselton TAFE student wins WA Training Award

South Regional TAFE Busselton student Chloe Baigent has been announced as the winner of a state-wide 2019 WA Training Award.

Ms Baigent received the Vocational Student of the Year award at a special ceremony on Friday night in Perth. 

The WA Training Awards highlight the achievements of apprentices, trainees, VET students, trainers, training organisations and employers in the training sector.

Completing a Certificate IV in Youth Work at the Busselton campus, Ms Baigent said the training enabled her career change to follow her passion. Ms Baigent wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. She now has a job as a Youth Development Support Officer with the City of Busselton.

Ms Baigent impressed others with her enthusiasm for being a training ambassador as well as her passion and drive to help others and encourage people to consider training for a career change.

In April 2019 Ms Baigent took out the highest achievement of the overall South Regional TAFE Student of the Year award.

South Regional TAFE Managing Director Duncan Anderson congratulated Ms Baigent on her WA Training Award and the other finalists on their achievements.

“Chloe has demonstrated that she is passionate about training and the opportunities it has provided her with.

“Chloe will make an amazing training ambassador for WA, especially the regional communities. Her dedication to her training and improving outcomes for her community will continue to inspire others.”

Chloe said she was excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.

 “I definitely wasn’t expecting to be the winner after meeting the other contenders for the award but I’m very happy to be a training ambassador.

“I’m really excited and happy, and my family are very happy and proud and absolutely thrilled for me.

“I want to take this opportunity to reiterate how much the one year of training at Busselton TAFE positively impacted my life. It really gave back to me and it keeps on giving.

“I’d like to thank my lecturer Gloria Ross for inspiring me and encouraging me all the way.

“I’ve already learned so much since winning the South Regional TAFE Award. My public speaking skills have definitely improved. I’m sure I will continue to learn so much more along this journey and share this experience, and what I’ve learned with others.”

Three South Regional TAFE students were announced as finalists for the WA Training Awards in August. 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.

Bukonla Olayeni completed her Individual Support training at the Bunbury Campus  and was a finalist for the WA Cultural Diversity Training Award.


Page last updated October 04, 2019