Lithgow TAFE student Bailee Staines was honoured as one of the State’s best and brightest in a special ceremony at NSW Parliament House today to mark the 2018 Minister’s Student Achiever Awards.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole congratulated Bailee and commended her commitment to excellence in an industry that is critical to the State’s economy.
“Tourism and hospitality is a big business and by rewarding the future generation of stars in the industry for their efforts, we encourage them to continue on this promising path,” Mr Toole said.
“The NSW Government is committed to growing the NSW visitor economy to ensure we remain the number one State for tourism and major events in Australia.
“It is also a great honour for TAFE Western Lithgow College, where Bailee is studying for her Certificate II Kitchen Operations.
“TAFE Western Lithgow College provides training that’s relevant to the community by equipping graduates with the skills to get jobs.”
Since 1990, the NSW Government has acknowledged academically high achieving tourism and hospitality students at an annual Minister’s Student Achiever Awards ceremony.
Students from NSW education institutions offering degrees, diplomas and certificate courses in tourism and hospitality studies can be nominated for the Awards.