Macarthur Youth Shine at Local Awards

Sep 10, 2010    


Outstanding workplace achievement was recognised when Jeyla Suman, a Year 12 student at Robert Townson High School, won the Work Placement Student of the Year at the prestigious MG My Gateway Apprentice and Trainee Awards Night last Friday. This Award is the result of a proud partnership between local organisations MG My Gateway and MWLP.
The equally outstanding runners up for the Work Placement Student of the Year Award were Rebecca Mangan from St. Patrick’s College who undertook her work placement with NRMA and Michael Wright from St. Gregory’s College who was nominated by Kordovan Homes.
Jeyla Suman was nominated by two Macarthur businesses, Notebook Solutions and Camden Lakeside Country Club, as a result of her stand-out efforts in work placements that complimented her HSC studies in Information Technology and Hospitality.
“Jeyla has been a blessing for our business this week. She acted like Assistant Manager and we offered her a part time job before her week of work placement was even finished,” commented Notebook Solutions Director Ali Shafqat.
“Jeyla was amazing – she is the best student we have ever had and better than some 2nd or 3rd year apprentices that we have had,” was Camden Lakeside Head Chef Gurshwin Petersen’s glowing praise.
This year more than 100 Macarthur high school and TAFE students were nominated as outstanding in the workplace, with their names being placed on the MWLP Work Placement Honour Roll Board at their respective school or TAFE college. These students have also been given the opportunity to attend an interview for a possible apprenticeship or traineeship with MG My Gateway and HTN Hospitality Employment Solutions. What a great way to identify and retain our talented youth for local employment.
Steve Montgomery, CEO of MWLP says, “This is an important recognition of our young people, and of what can be achieved when education, business and the broader community come together to support the development of Macarthur youth”.
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