Other recipients of the Printer Magazines Group Award were Ben Skeen, (Binding and Finishing category), Joel Cox (Prepress category), Andrew Reid (Printing Machining category), and Luke Murdoch (Screen Printing category).
According to lecturers, "Jennifer has successfully completed her Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Prepress) and throughout her course of study and employment, showed a consistent high level of achievement, presentation, team work and communication.
"Jennifer’s attitude and high quality workmanship has been exemplified by her winning first place for two years in a row at the Sydney Region of World Skills competition (2002 and 2003). Recognition for her abilities and talents has seen Jennifer awarded with the prestigious LIA/Heidelberg Graduate of the Year Award, which recognises the brightest talents of Graphic Arts Students for 2003."
She was also named TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute’s top student for 2003, winning its most prestigious award, the Institute Medal.
Batt-Rawden was presented the award, which includes over $2000 in cash and prizes, by Andrew Cappie-Wood, Director-General of Education and Training. She was one of 19 Sydney Institute students competing for the medal, which is presented annually for overall outstanding achievement in academic, industry, community and college life and attainment of personal goals.
"As well as receiving qualifications in Graphic Arts – Pre Press, Jennifer has received the ultimate accolade from one of Australia’s leading education and training institutions, TAFE NSW- Sydney Institute," Cappie-Wood says.
"As one of more than half a million students who chose TAFE NSW education and training last year, Jennifer’s outstanding efforts will continue to shine throughout her career as has become expected from graduates of TAFE NSW’s quality training."