LEETON’S Hayden DeMamiel has again shown why he is at the top of his trade.
Mr DeMamiel was named regional apprentice of the year at the TAFE NSW Riverina Region Awards.
The event recognises outstanding student achievements from 2016.
In 2016 Mr DeMamiel was named the TAFE NSW Leeton outstanding student of the year.
Twenty-seven award winners from across the region were honoured at the most recent event.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, regional general manager Kerry Penton highlighted what a significant achievement those students had made.
“Winning an award at this level takes determination, resilience and leadership,” Ms Penton said.
“After an enormous amount of dedication and plain hard work, you have emerged as the very best of our graduates.
“We are so proud to celebrate your success today with your families, friends and teachers.
“The challenge for you now is to ask that most demanding of questions: what’s next?
“It’s time to recalibrate your goals and set your sights on new adventures and the next stage of your life.”
Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall also attended the event.
“I have no doubt you will be in demand when you graduate, and are set to make positive contributions to your communities,” he said.