The Friends of the City Branch of AFGW NSW enjoyed the recent City Branch TAFE Awards Presentation and afternoon tea, where they were able to meet two deserving young students.

Georgia being presented by Ms Tricia Blombery and Dr Jane Baker

Georgia Wilson has achieved her aim of attending university and is currently studying an Arts and Science Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Wollongong. When first applying to the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) course to enable her tertiary studies, Georgia chose subjects that challenged her but were required for her intended degree: “From day one of enrolling into the TPC course I was supported by teachers and class mates. TPC provided support through teachers who cared about students as individuals and were willing to give the extra effort to see students reach their full potential. As a result, I finished the course sitting in the 90% band in biology, health, maths and English.” She went on to say: “From this experience, I understand the importance of education and the incredible opportunities it brings to our lives. I feel privileged to have been nominated for this award as I certainly realise the potential of graduate women.”

Shauntelle Leigh and Georgia Wilson

Shauntelle Leigh was described by her TAFE Coordinator as “…a great role model for many of the other students as she organized study groups and was ready to support and encourage her class mates. Shauntelle was a real asset to the classes she was in and I expect she will do extremely well in her studies at university.” Shauntelle, also a single mother, is currently studying Engineering and Science at UNSW.

AFGW NSW congratulates these two prize winners and thanks Elizabeth Fisher and Jane Maughan-Cheney from TAFE for supporting these and many other women pursuing their educational pathways.