Adam Hansen has been named Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the 2021 annual NSW Training Awards.
“I’m now qualified to deliver workshops to a range of people and organisations and, in turn, make a huge impact on my community,” the Oran Park resident said.
Adam is passionate about sharing Indigenous culture with people who may not be familiar with Aboriginal knowledge.
“I’m proud to bridge the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians,” he said.
Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves MP said Adam has made Camden proud and will go on to represent NSW at a national level.
“Adam has been delivering Aboriginal cultural competency workshops for more than 10 years and has worked with high schools to encourage Aboriginal participation in education,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee – MP, congratulated Adam on receiving the prestigious award after he completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at TAFE NSW.
“It is a great honour to be recognised on a State level and I have no doubt Adam will go on to be a great ambassador for vocational education and training,” Mr Lee said.
The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by the NSW Department of Education in recognition of outstanding achievements in VET.