North Coast

Richmond Valley Council trainee Tiarn Stenner with Mr Gulaptis. Image: contributed

Casino teen wins beef week style scholarship

Richmond Valley Council trainee Tiarn Stenner is one of just 20 young people from across the whole state to win a prestigious NSW Government Diploma of Event Management scholarship, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“Richmond Valley Council prides itself on developing talent through its Youth Employment Strategy and they don’t come much more talented than young Tiarn,” Mr Gulaptis said when he congratulated her at an event at Rappville last Friday.

“Tiarn joined the team at Richmond Valley Council last year after graduating from Casino High School in 2019.

“She is described as a go getter, with a great attitude who is energetic and passionate about her community.

“The scholarship is for a Diploma run by the peak industry body Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) and will provide Tiarn with access to industry experts, and the course units should prepare her for a rewarding career in event management.

“Beef Week could be just a first step – after all, Brisbane will be hosting the Olympic Games in a few short years,” Mr Gulaptis said.

MEA Chief Executive Officer Peter McDonald said he was looking forward to welcoming Ms Stenner as part of the fourth intake of regional students at a time when creating skills is key to enhancing career opportunities in the regions.

“MEA’s Diploma of Event Management is an events industry built and delivered qualification. Our students gain an applied education by learning about sectors concepts in real-world, real-time contexts. That regional NSW events are increasingly benefiting from the strong skillsets gained by the growing number of scholarship program graduates is testament to its quality and success,” Mr McDonald said.