GippsTAFE Leongatha celebrates student success

Leongatha Graduation
GippsTAFE students and their families have celebrated their commitment and achievement at recent GippsTAFE Graduation and Industry Award ceremonies.

Graduating students of 2010 proudly celebrated their success at the Dakers Centre on the 10th of March, 2011.

“The certificate our graduating students receive, marks a milestone in their educational journey and each of them should be extremely proud of what they have accomplished,” expressed GippsTAFE Leongatha Campus Manager Mr. Stuart Cooper.

“We also acknowledge the role of those who provided the graduates with support, both at home and in the workplace.”

Hospitality student Kyla Stehouwer took out the 2010, Inaugural Southern and Coastal TAFE Alliance Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Kyla completed a Certificate II in Hospitality as a Trainee at GippsTAFE in 2010 while also studying for her VCE and averaging 10 – 15 hours of work per week. Her dedication and commitment has seen Kyla receive entry into a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. 

Local nursing student Maria Camenzuli was also recognised by GippsTAFE as the Outstanding Student of the Year – Vocational, at a graduation event held at Kernot Hall Morwell. Maria was commended for her commitment and as a role model for her peers. She intends to continue her nursing education to allow her to practice as a registered nurse and midwife.

GippsTAFE Board Deputy President Mrs. Joanne Stringer, said “our students and graduates play a significant role in our local community, with many of GippsTAFE graduates now employed in senior leadership positions and/or owning their own business.”

Campus Manager, Mr. Stuart Cooper also took the opportunity to celebrate the Institute’s own success:

“Be assured that at GippsTAFE, we pride ourselves on the quality of, not only the training you undertook, but, our facilities and our teaching staff.

“We are very excited to be operating now from our new campus situated in a more prominent location on the Eastern end of the Leongatha Education Precinct.

“We’re quite proud of the fact that our new campus is the first TAFE building to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star Education Design rating anywhere in Australia. We’re planning a community open day in the near future, an opportunity to see for your-selves what a magnificent new facility we now have in this region.”