Nar­dine named top Tafe stu­dent

Melville Times - - Local Sports Stars -

AN im­pres­sive vol­un­teer­ing record helped events stu­dent Nar­dine Burgess to South Metropoli­tan Tafe’s pres­ti­gious Vo­ca­tional Stu­dent of the Year award.

The 22-year-old Kardinya res­i­dent stud­ied a Diploma of Events and took ev­ery opportunity she could get to fur­ther her ca­reer, work­ing as a vol­un­teer at last year’s Good Food and Wine Show, Skills West Expo, 65 Roses Day for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis, WA Train­ing Awards, LNG 18 and Beau­mont Kal­go­or­lie Races.

She is also a youth leader at her church.

Ms Burgess was re­cently an­nounced as one of Ac­corHo­tels’ grad­u­ate man­age­ment trainees for 2017, a com­pet­i­tive pro­gram that will place her at Novo­tel Perth Langley in her first ro­ta­tion.

“I al­ways wanted a ca­reer that brought peo­ple to­gether in a fun en­vi­ron­ment, which I think stems from hav­ing a large fam­ily,” she said.

“I found the course in­ter­ac­tive; we got to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery type of event which has helped me de­cide what I want to pur­sue fur­ther.” Kardinya res­i­dent Nar­dine Burgess.

SM Tafe lec­turer Kylie-Anne Stokes said Ms Burgess had a high level of re­spect for the train­ing she re­ceived and that the in­dus­try had com­mended her work ethic.

“Nar­dine has made a pos­i­tive im­pres­sion rep­re­sent­ing us at var­i­ous events and is a great ex­am­ple of why em­ploy­ers should choose our stu­dents,” Ms Stokes said.

“She started out very quiet but by the end of the course had put her hand up to MC one of our func­tions and was able to brief her class con­fi­dently.”

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