Meeka makes her TAFE mark

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LOCK­ING­TON’S Meeka Wigg is GOTAFE’S out­stand­ing stu­dent of the year in Cer­tifi­cate IV in Agri­cul­ture.

GOTAFE’S Na­tional Cen­tre for Dairy Ed­u­ca­tion (NCDE), in part­ner­ship with Dairy Aus­tralia hosted an in­dus­try cel­e­bra­tion this month at the GV Ho­tel, Shep­par­ton.

The evening cel­e­brated the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of qual­i­fi­ca­tions by stu­dents along with an­nounc­ing the 2016 Out­stand­ing Stu­dent of the Year.

A fourth gen­er­a­tion dairy farmer, Meeka said she was shocked to re­ceive the award.

‘‘Study­ing for the year at TAFE was fun and al­though very ed­u­ca­tional it was easy to un­der­stand be­cause the ed­u­ca­tors knew ex­actly what they were talk­ing about,’’ she said.

‘‘For the fu­ture I want to own my own dairy farm.’’

Af­ter com­plet­ing her trainee­ship in Cer­tifi­cate III in Agri­cul­ture Meeka moved to Lock­ing­ton to work on an­other farm.

In­dus­try trainer James Gould­ing said Meeka took time out from train­ing to set­tle into her new job.

‘‘Meeka re­turned to GOTAFE to com­mence train­ing in Cer­tifi­cate IV in Agri­cul­ture last year,’’ he said.

‘‘Meeka is a quiet stu­dent who has de­vel­oped into a valu­able mem­ber of our class who sub­mits her as­sess­ments on time and al­ways of a very high stan­dard.

‘‘She has de­vel­oped her skills and knowl­edge over time and is al­ways will­ing to help other stu­dents.

‘‘Meeka is a wor­thy win­ner of this award and will be an out­stand­ing am­bas­sador to the dairy in­dus­try.’’

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