A TasTAFE student who is about to complete her apprenticeship has won a scholarship created in memory of a former Hairdressing student.
Abbie Jackson, 20, who works at Hobart salon, Nischler, was presented with the $500 scholarship at a ceremony at TasTAFE’s Campbell St Campus today (9 April).
The Sophie Bobbi Memorial Award is a bursary provided by Sophie’s parents, Pete and Helena (pictured with Abbie), in memory of their daughter who studied hairdressing at TasTAFE and worked at Nischler salon.
The award, which is selected by TasTAFE staff, recognises a current TasTAFE third year apprentice hairdressing student who has a talent and passion for the profession.
Abbie, said she was surprised and honoured to win the award.
She first went to Nischler on a work placement in Year 9, returned in Year 10 and became an apprentice there when she finished high school.
“I really love it. I love doing the day to day work but I also love the fact that at Nischler we are encouraged to enter competitions and have the opportunity to travel to do those competitions.
Abbie said her training at TasTAFE helped back up the weekly cut and colour training sessions she receives at Nischler.
The first recipient of the Sophie Bobbi Memorial Award, Larissa Bresnehan, gained a job at Nischler after completing work experience there as part of the scholarship prize. She continues to work at the salon and was present to see Abbie receive her award today.
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