TAFE student wins Queensland Training Awards
Monday, 2 August 2010
A business graduate from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) has been announced as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year (South East Region) in the Queensland Training Awards (QTA).
Corie Duff from Park Ridge was among 144 finalists in the Queensland Government's top industry awards program, which recognises the states best employers, apprentices, trainees and vocational students.
Corie was presented with his award at a ceremony held on Friday, 30 July at Conrad Treasury, Gold Coast.
"It is still sinking in. I am really looking forward to the state finals in September," said Corie.
Institute Director Kaylene Harth offered her congratulations to Corie on receiving the award.
"It is wonderful to see Corie recognised for his skills and commitment to education. The award acknowledges the hard work he has put in to further his career and train in business at MSIT," Ms Harth said.
"MSIT's job focused, industry linked and globally connected programs deliver the highest standard of education to Queenslanders and people around the world. Receiving recognition through the Queensland Training Awards is a coup for the students as well as the institute."
Corie was recognised for his dedication to achieving his career goal of working toward a managerial role in the business sector.
Corie completed a Certificate III in Business at MSIT and is currently employed by Logan City Council in the Organisational Services Directorate.
Corie is now a contender in the Queensland Training Awards state final being held in September where finalists in a further four categories will also be presented.
State winners also have the chance to enter the Australian Training Awards held in Sydney in November.
The Queensland Training Awards, now in its 49th year, is run by the Queensland Government's Department of Education and Training.
MSIT course information is available by calling 1300 657 613 or visiting the website at www.msit.tafe.qld.gov.au.