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Local students in WA Training Awards finals

Three Central Regional TAFE students have been selected as finalists for this year’s WA Training Awards.


Geraldton student Benjamin Rowe is a finalist for the WA School-based Apprentice of the year. Kyle Morgan, also a Geraldton student, is a finalist for the WA Vocational Student of the Year and Northam based student Lalida Udomsak is a finalist for the WA Cultural Diversity Training Award.


Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced 30 individual category finalists for the 2017 Training Awards, a program which recognises individual talent in the training sector.

Finalist Kyle Morgan, a dual diploma student (Environmental Monitoring and Technology and Laboratory Technology) said he feels grateful to have made it into the finals and have the opportunity to tell others about his training experience.

“Completing my studies has given me confidence, job satisfaction and provided me with opportunities I would have never experienced otherwise,” Mr Morgan said.


Finalist Lalida Udomsak immigrated to Australia from Thailand and has embraced the opportunity to develop her English language oral and written communication skills by completing a General Education for Adults course.


“Enrolling in TAFE has increased my confidence when speaking English and when conversing and interacting with others,” Miss Udomsak said.


“I was not given the opportunity to study in Thailand so now I’m embracing every opportunity to learn and improve myself,” she said.


She hopes her studies in General Adult Education will lead to future vocational training opportunities in Aged Care or Nursing.


Finalist Benjamin Rowe is enrolled in a Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology whilst also completing his secondary school education.


Central Regional TAFE Managing Director Bill Swetman said the college was very proud of these student’s achievements and was thrilled to have three finalists in this year’s Awards.


“To be selected as a finalist is a significant achievement for our students. It is well deserved and a testament to both their hard work academically at TAFE and the support of their trainers, family and peers,” Mr Swetman said.


“We wish them all the best for the finals and hope that this will give them increased confidence and encouragement as they continue their journey towards their chosen profession,” he said.


 Winners will be announced at a presentation dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, September 15, 2017, and will go on to represent WA at the Australian Training Awards later this year.



  CRTAFE Student Kyle Morgan                           

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CRTAFE Training Director Northam Delia Pascua-McGlew and student Lalida Udomsak


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(Photo courtesy of Tamra Carr: Geraldton Guardian)                                                  


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