Above: Kevin Nunn, at right, is pictured with a forestry student during timber training in East Gippsland
TAFE Gippsland teacher, Kevin Nunn, has been shortlisted as a finalist for a 2020 Victorian Training Award (VTA).
The Timber Training Unit Manager from TAFE Gippsland’s Forestec campus in East Gippsland, was nominated in the Teacher/Trainer of the Year category in this year’s coveted TAFE and training sector awards.
The Victorian Government this week released details of all 2020 VTA finalists who will vie for the 66th annual awards in 13 categories, with some winners going on to represent the state at the Australian Training Awards in November.
Kevin’s nomination by TAFE Gippsland came after an appraisal of his work over 25 years in the timber training sector and his vital work during the summer bushfires and subsequent community recovery activities.
TAFE Gippsland’s chief executive, Mr Grant Radford, welcomed Kevin’s shortlisting saying it recognised Kevin as “a true professional within his industry and a leader in the Education and Training sector”.
“Kevin is an esteemed staff member who always goes above and beyond his role to ensure the staff within his team and local industry are at the forefront of all decisions that determine the training requirements for students,” Mr Radford said.
“Most importantly, Kevin always shows professionalism, respect, flexibility and adaptability to meet the training needs of the timber industry whilst providing a quality learning experience for students of TAFE Gippsland.
“The shortlisting of Kevin for a Victorian Training Award is TAFE Gippsland’s first for some years and, on behalf of all our staff, we sincerely wish him every success.”
Kevin was advised of his shortlisting earlier this month and his judging panel interview took place on-line late last week due to current pandemic restrictions.
The current coronavirus restrictions throughout the state, will also result in the winners of the 2020 Victorian Training Awards being announced in a virtual setting later this year once judging formalities are completed.
The Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations, employers, and training and community providers in the Victorian TAFE and training sector.
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