Corowa TAFE’s Outstanding Student of the Year has been awarded to a 17-year-old who completed Certificate III in Business Administration to a very high standard and within just six months.
Esther Jackel said it was a great surprise to receive the award in front of her mum, sister and brother who attended the recent graduation ceremony alongside her.
“I had no idea I was receiving an award on the day, my family were very happy for me and I was pretty amazed,” she said.
The Corowa resident was home-schooled before entering the TAFE NSW system at the start of the year where she completed Certificate III in Business Administration within six months, which is half the usual time.
“I really enjoyed the course and just got stuck into it,” she said.
“I am also studying Certificate IV in Bookeeping and Certificate IV in Wool Classing, which I also started at the start of the year.”
TAFE NSW Director of Production, Guy Kemshal-Bell presented Esther with her award and commented that Esther was an enthusiastic, hardworking and disciplined student who completed the course to a very high standard.
“I would like to thank my business teacher Anne Morley who has been very supportive and helpful during my time at TAFE,” Esther said.
Esther’s plan is to keep studying, finish her courses and then look for a career opportunity.