September 4th, 2017

National Skills Week 2017 was launched in NSW on Wednesday 30th August at Lendlease Harbourside Room in Barangaroo, by The Hon. John Barilaro MP, NSW Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional Development NSW, Skills & Small Business. Founder of National Skills Week and SkillsOne CEO, Brian Wexham hosted the event, which enjoyed speaking appearances by TAFE NSW Managing Director Jon Black, General Manager Lendlease – Building Joel Stringer, 2016 NSW and Australian VET Teacher trainer of the year Donna Colombini and a performance by the Australian Institute of Music. The winners of the 2017 Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition were also announced by Mary Knaggs, Vice President ICOMOS Australia. The evening’s proceedings celebrated this years theme “More Than You Know” featuring skill displays by staff and students from TAFE NSW, including floristry, fashion, hair & beauty, music, visual merchandising and more! Photography by TAFE NSW Alumni

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