GippsTAFE celebrates student success at Kernot Hall graduation ceremony

Kernot Hall Graduation
The commitment and achievement of local students has been warmly commended at the recent GippsTAFE Graduation and Industry Award ceremonies.

Graduating students of 2010 proudly celebrated their success at Kernot Hall on the 16th of March, 2011.

Six graduating students were recognised as leaders among their peers, with the presentation of several outstanding student awards.

The award for Outstanding Student of the Year – Apprentice went to hairdressing student Jessica Jacobs. Jessica was commended for her strong work ethic and dedication, her success has not gone unnoticed within the hairdressing industry and Jessica is now employed by Rokk Ebony, one of Australia’s leading salons. 

Local student and Community Housing worker James Fahey was surprised and overjoyed when he was announced the winner of the 2010 George Bates Award for Outstanding Institute Community Student. James said it was an honour to receive the award which is presented in honour of the late George Bates, a highly commended and respected member of the Latrobe Valley community.

Driven by a passion to help others and advocate for change in our community, James has excelled in his studies. Completing the Certificate IV in Community Services Work in 2010 is only the beginning for James as he intends to continue studying and hopes to enrol in Psychology at University.

Other winners were,
Mathew Clowes who received the award for Outstanding Student of the Year – Trainee,
Stephanie Dalton who was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year – Koorie,
Maria Camenzuli the 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year – Vocational,
and Outstanding GippsTAFE Student of the Year, Katrina Langmaid.

GippsTAFE also recognised the efforts of outstanding students at a recent Industry Awards Evening. Local businesses and industry showed their support for students by sponsoring over 60 awards across a range of categories in the Latrobe Valley.

The commended students excelled in their chosen studies and it is expected that they will continue to be an asset to our region through their future endeavours.

Photo caption: GippsTAFE students proudly display their awards, from left to right: Jessica Jacobs, Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, Stephanie Dalton, Katrina Langmaid, GippsTAFE Board President Mr. David Gittins, James Fahey, GippsTAFE CEO Dr Peter Whitley and Maria Camenzuli.