Award night for IT students
Wednesday, 26th May, 2010
Computer students will have their hard-earned skills recognised tonight when the Information Technology Section of the local TAFE holds its Presentation Night at the Musician's Club Auditorium.
The purpose of the evening is to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of the 72 students who completed computing courses in 2009.
In addition to presenting the graduating students with certificates and graduation pins, a number of special awards will also be presented.
These awards reflect the wide range of computing study options available at TAFE, including Web Design, Networking, Hardware, Digital Imaging and Software Applications.
Two students who will be receiving awards are Jade Manly and Jamie Carroll.
Jade will be has won the innofx Award for Web Design and Jamie the TechSafe Award for Computer Hardware Skills.
Jamie completed a Certificate three in Networking and Jade did a Certificate four in IT Web Design.
The awards have been made possible through the generous support of local computer businesses.
Many students who study computing at TAFE go on to work in the Information Technology (IT) industry here in Broken Hill, so the presentation evening is also a time to focus on job opportunities.
Many organisations in Broken Hill have been very generous in providing work experience for IT students, and have also taken on IT trainees.
Robynne Sanderson, head teacher of TAFE's Information Technology, said these awards provided encouragement for students who had worked hard in their courses.
"It's good encouragement to do well," she said.