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Recognising Excellence: Celebrating Our Outstanding Trainers through the Epping Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards

Recognising Excellence: Celebrating Our Outstanding Trainers through the Epping Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards

Recently Macquarie Community College was invited to nominate staff members for the Epping Rotary Club, Pride of Workmanship award scheme. For many years the Epping Rotary Club has been very supportive of the college and we extend our sincerest gratitude to Epping Rotary for the warm and gracious hospitality extended to Macquarie Community College the awards event. The evening was a true celebration of the remarkable work carried out by our esteemed trainers, David Vasey and Elaine Witton who both received the Pride of Workmanship award.

The Pride of Workmanship (PoW) is a Rotary programme to promote Vocational Service. It offers employers an opportunity to acknowledge and reward employees who exemplify commendable qualities deserving of recognition. The program also aims to cultivate positive employer-employee relationships and foster a sense of community pride in individual achievements.

We are extremely proud of David and Elaine for the deserved recognition they received from the Epping Rotary Club for their outstanding contributions to the college and their community.

Above: Elaine Witton (Left) and David Vasey (Right)

David Vasey

David received the Pride of Workmanship award for his outstanding contributions as a trainer at Macquarie Community College. Since 2015, he has delivered over 250 Tech Savvy Seniors workshops and actively participated in numerous community events.

David's captivating and dedicated teaching approach, coupled with his willingness to go the extra mile, has helped bridge the digital divide for his students. One student expressed gratitude for David's training, stating “David’s knowledge has made the course enjoyable and informative. I gained confidence which allows me to keep up with modern technology. Without this course I would be left behind.”

We would like to thank David for his continuous dedication to bridging the digital divide for seniors through his creative and engaging courses at Macquarie Community College.

Elaine Witton

Elaine Witton, honored with the Pride of Workmanship award, has been an esteemed Calligraphy teacher at Macquarie Community College for over 30 years. Throughout her tenure, she has not only imparted her vast knowledge to a diverse range of students but also fostered strong relationships with her dedicated learners.

Elaine's talent and passion for Calligraphy are evident in her teaching approach, inspiring a love for the art form in her students. Her unwavering commitment to lifelong learning resonates deeply within the college, emphasising the importance of continuous personal and professional growth.

Elaine's pride in her students extends beyond the classroom, visitors to our Carlingford campus are greeted with a showcase of impressive creations crafted by Elaine’s students.

We congratulate Elaine on this well-deserved recognition, and we are grateful for her enduring contribution to the art of Calligraphy and to the Macquarie Community College as a whole.

Our commitment to lifelong learning.

The unwavering commitment and dedication of our tutors, trainers, and teachers have enabled us to create lifelong learning opportunities that positively impact our communities. We take immense pride in the transformative experiences our educational programs offer, empowering individuals to unlock their potential and embrace a world of knowledge.

David and Elaine’s tireless efforts and passion have made a significant difference in the lives of countless learners. Their commitment to excellence and fostering a love for learning is truly commendable. We are fortunate to have such exemplary individuals as part of our team.

At the heart of our organisation lies the belief in the power of education to create positive change. Through our community-driven initiatives, we strive to provide accessible and inclusive learning opportunities that empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

We express our deepest appreciation to the Epping Rotary Club for their continued support and recognition of our work. Together, we are making a lasting impact, building stronger communities, and inspiring a thirst for knowledge.

As we reflect on the success of last night's event, we are reminded of the profound importance of collaboration and the power of education to transform lives. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing lifelong learning opportunities, nurturing talent, and fostering a culture of growth and empowerment.