TAFE Foundation Scholarships awarded

Hunter TAFE awardsSeveral locals have received financial assistance to complete their studies with TAFE NSW, courtesy of the Hunter TAFE Foundation

Several Central Coast residents have been honoured with 2019 Semester 2 Hunter TAFE Foundation Scholarships.

Marking its 20th year of operation, the Hunter TAFE Foundation granted 32 students from TAFE campuses across the Hunter and Central Coast regions $42,200 worth of awards and scholarships in a formal ceremony at TAFE NSW Kurri Kurri on October 30.

Attended by more than 70 members of the Hunter business community, students and their families, the event celebrated the recipients’ resilience, determination and commitment to further education.

Local winners included: East Gosford’s Kyoung Mi Cho, who received a Cultural Diversity Scholarship; Narara’s Jessica Stewart, who received a Foundation Adult Encouragement Award, and Green Point’s Katie Stuart, who received a Foundation Kaiyu Encouragement Award.

Hunter TAFE Foundation President, Gary Webb, said: “Over the past 20 years, Hunter TAFE Foundation, through the generosity of our donor partners, has helped hundreds of local students with their TAFE NSW studies. “We have made the vocational pathway easier for people no matter what occupation they have in their sights.

“Many are now key participants in our local workforce, contributing great value to our local economy. “Together we are making a tremendously valuable contribution to the lives of many who strive towards career success. ”

Source: Media release, Oct 31 Janelle Kelly, TAFE NSW Media