Donna Colombini, Head Teacher of Hairdressing at TAFE NSW Sydney TAFE, has won the 2016 Australian Training Award for VET Teacher of the Year! The awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Vocational Education and Training.
Colombini’s experience spans over 36 years. She is a well-respected teacher and an outstanding manager who has used her extensive leadership skills and close ties to the industry to ensure TAFE NSW Sydney TAFE students get the best cutting-edge training in hairdressing and beauty, including a recent study tour to Italy where they visited the best salons in the country to view first hand ‘best practice’ and innovative skills.
“I have a strong commitment to the industry and this is reflected through my teaching, leadership of a teaching team and the students we teach. It is of the utmost importance that my teaching section gives the best possible education and training through quality teaching and learning practices,” says Colombini. “I really believe that education changes lives.”
Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide sends our warmest congratulations to Donna Colombini, and thanks her for helping bring up the next generation of awesome hairdressers!