Holmesglen teachers wins Victorian Training Award
Events teacher Marc Nichol has been awarded the Victorian Teacher/Trainer of the Year honour at a ceremony held this August.
Marc was recognised with the industry accolade as part of the 2016 Victorian Training Awards.
The award marks further recognition for the institute's events courses, with the department also recently nominated in the 'Best Education/Training Program' at the upcoming Australian Event Awards.
Marc has worked closely with the student base to ensure they receive the best theory and practical based knowledge. He has played a significant role in cultivating industry partnerships with the likes of Pro Light and Sound, event and project management businesses such as Safety In Numbers and newer organisations like Incognitus.
"I love what I do and it makes the job easy in a lot of respects. In saying that, it's great to get recognition for my efforts. It makes me want to keep looking for ways to make the student experience a great one while they are here at Holmesglen," Marc said.
Equally, Marc has also helped students make the transition into a career, with graduates having gone on to work at events such as St Kilda Festival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
"No one gets lost in our system. That allows us to get the best out of the students, but also get them to the right place in the industry. It's about finding the right opportunity for them," Marc said previously.
As a winner, Marc will now share in more than $100,000 in professional development grants, which were afforded to the award recipients.
"The Victorian Training Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on some of the very positive training stories in Victoria. All our finalists are examples of training excellence and they should be proud of their achievements," Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert said.