South Regional TAFE awards, five Esperance students recognised

South Regional TAFE Apprentice of the Year Digby Hoey receives his award from managing director Duncan Anderson. Photo: Lata Wright.

South Regional TAFE Apprentice of the Year Digby Hoey receives his award from managing director Duncan Anderson. Photo: Lata Wright.

Five Esperance students were recognised for their ‘outstanding performance and academic excellence’ at South Regional TAFE’s annual awards for the Great Southern and Esperance campuses

The awards were held on Thursday April 12 at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

The Apprentice of the Year award went to Digby Hoey who first notched the title for the Great Southern and Esperance region, before winning Apprentice of the Year for all 12 South Regional TAFE campuses.

Mr Hoey also won the Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice at the Esperance campus, sponsored by the Construction Training Fund.

The Esperance Campus Student of the Year award went to Patrice Herriot, who also won the most Consistent Achievement in the Diploma of Graphic Design award.

Esperance student Rhys Bald was awarded the Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade award.

Another local student, George Cook, was presented a Diploma of Leadership and Management and Sara Pope was awarded a Certificate III in Education Support.

South Regional TAFE managing director Duncan Anderson congratulated those recognised.

“You have shown you have the drive, determination and application to succeed,” he said.

Mr Anderson also thanked the TAFE’s lecturers who he said had nurtured their students along their learning journey and helped them achieve their goals.