Cream of our crop for 2020

Dannii MacIntyre of Collie took out the title of Overall South Regional TAFE Student of the Year in the college’s recent annual awards.

Dannii, who studied for the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), won the title from more than 10,000 students taking courses at the college’s 12 campuses throughout the South West and Great Southern last year.

Her passion for working with people with disability was evident throughout Dannii’s training. She displayed professionalism and presented work of a high academic level, and her work placement impressed her employers, who offered her a position on qualifying.

Her lecturer’s nomination said Dannii showed great compassion and empathy, and she would be a valuable asset in the community services sector.

Dannii also took out the titles of South West Student of the Year, and Collie Campus Student of the Year, the latter sponsored by the Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Read Dannii’s story here.

Other Overall South Regional TAFE award winners were:

  • Apprentice of the Year – Dylan Rader (Bunbury)
  • Vocational Student of the Year – Joint winners Kyron Nunn (Bunbury) and Meg Maroni (Albany)
  • Aboriginal Student of the Year – Eden Coyne (Albany)
  • Trainee of the Year – Theodosia Gordon (Katanning)

South Regional TAFE Managing Director Darshi Ganeson paid tribute to the award nominees and winners for their hard work, dedication and application.

She acknowledged the support of their families and friends and recognised the contribution of the lecturers, who nurtured the students and encouraged them to achieve their best.

Ms Ganeson also made special mention of the many generous award sponsors, including local industries, businesses and individuals, and thanked them for their ongoing support for students through funding prizes and scholarships.

“Congratulations to all last year’s students,” Ms Ganeson said.

“I wish them a happy, productive and rewarding future.”