Callum Mayo named TAFE Wollongong's 2017 student of the year

TOP STUDENT: Callum Mayo has taken out Wollongong TAFE's Student of the Year for 2017 award. Awards were also handed out at Wollongong West and Shellharbour TAFE.
TOP STUDENT: Callum Mayo has taken out Wollongong TAFE's Student of the Year for 2017 award. Awards were also handed out at Wollongong West and Shellharbour TAFE.

Callum Mayo adheres to TAFE NSW’s ‘Be Ambitious’ philosophy.

That’s why the 21-year-old Leussink Engineering first-year tradesman leaves no stone unturned to “better himself”.

Mayo attended TAFE Wollongong campus three nights a week after work for two and half years to complete his Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering.

He also completed Fluid Power 1 & 2 courses.

“i just did it to benefit myself and give myself more knowledge in the mechanical side of the mechanical trade,” Mayo said.

On Tuesday, March 6 he was awarded Wollongong TAFE”s Student of the Year award for 2017.

But the Albion Park man had to pick up his award the following day as the fitter machinist was in Bathurst training with his NSW’s WorldSkills’ team-mates.

“I was shocked but very happy to be named Wollongong TAFE’s student of the year for 2017,” Mayo said.

This week 18 TAFE students were honoured with top awards at the 2017 Campus Graduation Awards held at the Wollongong, Wollongong West and Shellharbour campuses.

Each campus presented six awards. They were for student of the year, apprentice of the year, trainee of the year, Aboriginal or Torres Strait student of the year, TVET student of the year and international student of the year.