It was a night of celebration for South West TAFE alumni on Thursday with outstanding and graduating students recognised on stage.
More than 400 people attended the annual graduation and outstanding students ceremony at Warrnambool's Lighthouse Theatre.
Chief executive Mark Fidge said the awards night was a fantastic opportunity to recognise the success of its students.
He congratulated the outstanding student award winners for 2018, across six categories, who were nominated by their teachers and interviewed by a panel of judges.
“It is such a huge honour for these students who have all excelled in their studies and have all gone on to be working in their fields and doing amazing things in the community," Mr Fidge said.
“It’s great that SWTAFE can play a part in changing people’s lives and leading them on to further study or employment,” he said.
The award winners were
Youth Student of the Year: Adia Quinlivan.
Koorie Student of the Year: Tanya McDonald.
Koorie Student of the Year (highly commended): Skye Henry-Litster.
Trainee of the Year: Ashlea Bentham.
Apprentice of the Year: Elijah McLeod.
Apprentice of the Year (highly commended): Liam Ryan.
Vocational Student of the Year: Rosemary Wilson.
Community Achiever of the Year: Susan Tate.
Deakin University Pathways Award: Rebecca Cameron.
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