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Daniel Gibson-WilliamsonDaniel Gibson-Williamson - Winner

Centre for Energy and Infrastructure
Daniel Gibson-Williamson's innovation has stretched across many areas of Holmesglen, including Purchasing, Professional Workforce Solutions, NEIS and his current work at Drummond Street campus.

Daniel delivered the pilot of the First Responders Program, which trained emergency and incident response workers, as part of the Workforce Training Innovation Fund.

He also developed a collection of new training videos for the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme.

“Daniel demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership in delivering these projects, and both have continuing returns to the Institute,” says Executive Director, International Education and Enterprise Solutions, Andrew Williamson.

As part of the Centre for Energy and Infrastructure, Daniel looks forward to working with the teaching and support teams to increase opportunities for further innovation.

Innovation Award

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Crystelle FirminCrystelle Firmin - Finalist

Faculty of Health Sciences, Youth and Community Studies 
As a Senior Placement Officer, Crystelle Firmin has helped Holmesglen students find life-changing placements against the backdrop of pandemic challenges.

Crystelle started as a Holmesglen international student before joining the Marketing and Communications team, and then our leading Holmesglen Connect customer service team.

Working in the Social Services Department, Crystelle has developed new processes and a placement database, which has helped over 200 students find placement opportunities.

“Crystelle supervises a small team that is energetic, enthusiastic and motivated. Their zest for working within Holmesglen has become infectious and Crystelle has been one of the drivers of this attitudinal shift," says Community and Social Inclusion's Alyssa Forbes-Nicholson.


Marketta GrayMarketta Gray - Finalist

Faculty of Education, Service Skills and Environment
Marketta Gray’s work as Education Manager has transformed Holmesglen into a leading partner of Le Cordon Bleu training.
Marketta led and designed ‘The Blueprint Solution’, which provides new and existing ESSE staff with an official induction manual and procedures to perform their roles.

She has also supported Holmesglen’s involvement with Coles Bakery Training, which has seen the Institute train Coles apprentices across Victoria.

“Positive change is by no means easy, and it is due to Marketta’s commitment, eye for detail and quality and determination that we have been able to see positive change across the faculty,” says Head of Department Greg O’Shea.


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