December 11, 2012
Education is all about potential … the potential to be successful, to achieve outcomes, to gain qualifications, to improve life skills, to be happy and live life with a purpose.
This was the message behind the graduation ceremony held at Nurunderi TAFE college at Cherbourg today for more than 100 students.
Campus business co-ordinator Santina Schmocker said the teachers at the college were passionate about their jobs and saw potential in each and every student at the college.
“Today you will see students who have studied to leave our campus with a qualification, some who have completed skill sets, others who have come to TAFE to upgrade skills and those who have taken steps to improve their literacy and numeracy in order to go onto higher learning,” Mrs Schmocker said.
“Whatever their study was, I applaud every student for possessing the courage to walk through our doors, commit to their chosen field of study and walk away with the desired outcomes they sought.”
Mrs Schmocker singled out some of Nurunderi’s recent success stories including training 60 indigenous men in agriculture, construction and work safety; and retail training for the staff at Cherbourg’s new cafe.
“I would like to make special mention of a student who not only made the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE proud but also her friends, family and work colleagues,” Mrs Schmocker said.
“This special lady is Dallas Robinson. Dallas has studied at Nurunderi in the field of Diploma of Enrolled Nursing and Certificates III and IV in ATSI Primary Health Care.
“Dallas was one of many candidates nominated in the Darling Downs South West Regional Final Queensland Training Awards for 2012 for outstanding achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student within the Queensland vocational education and training sector.
“I am very pleased to advise that Dallas won the award. We cannot be more proud of Dallas and her achievements.”