A RIVERINA Institute teacher has been honoured with a prestigious Premier’s Award at a ceremony in Sydney.
Head Teacher of Automotive, Wayne Jenkins, was stunned and honoured to receive the 2013 Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement.
“I was in complete disbelief when I heard my name, I sat for a moment thinking ‘did I hear that right?’ ” he said.
“I have always believed in doing the best job I can.
“What drives me is not the outcome but the journey. Achieving the little things along the way, that’s what I enjoy the most.”
While he received an individual award, Mr Jenkins said his work was not something that could be done alone.
“This award is really about my team and what we achieve together,” he said.
Mr Jenkins has previously received the VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year at the 2013 NSW Training Awards (Riverina Region) and the Outstanding Staff Excellence Award at the 2012 TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Staff Excellence Awards.
On presenting the latest award, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said Mr Jenkins went the extra mile in his job.
“Wayne’s innovation and passion toward helping his students meet the needs of the auto industry has enabled TAFE to build close relationships with car manufacturers, expand its course offerings, and roll out courses to campuses across NSW.”