A SURPRISE visit to celebrate a big achievement was the aim of the game recently.
TAFE NSW managing director Jon Black popped into the Leeton campus recently to surprise Luke Jones, who won the Infrastructure, Energy and Construction Student of the Year for Mining and Civil Services at last month’s Riverina Excellence Awards.
Luke wasn’t able to attend the ceremony last month due to work commitments, so Mr Black presented him with his award in person.
Speaking about Mr Jones at the awards ceremony, TAFE services co-ordinator Nicholas Wright said he had given his all in the Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.
“Luke completed the majority of his studies via distance education,” he said.
“He was a self-motivated learner and completed all assignments with minimal assistance and to a consistently high standard.
Luke’s practical assessments were completed onsite where he was able to clearly demonstrate his workplace skills and knowledge in operating and maintaining plant machinery and workplace tools.
“His communication skills, ability to work as a team member and willingness to work hard and learn new skills were all key to him gaining full-time employment. Over the duration of Luke’s traineeship, he was keen to learn and was able to take instructions from both the trainer and his supervisor to get the job done in the most safe and efficient way.”