Emma Miller Awards
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 126 No 7, 8 October 2021, page no.27
TAFE Division member Jenny Trevino has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to her Union at the Queensland Council of Unions' Emma Miller Awards.
A Lead Union Rep and long-standing member of QTU TAFE Executive and TAFE Council, Jenny has held various branch positions throughout her long career in TAFE.
Described as fierce, determined and humble, Jenny genuinely seeks to support and build the capacity of other unionists. Most recently, she has been invaluable in building momentum for the Stop Sexual Harassment and Rebuild with TAFE campaigns. She is well known for advocating for the rights of people while remaining calm, rational, respectful, warm, and encouraging. Jenny actively recruits new members and encourages new members to understand Union processes and be part of the QTU community.
Just as she goes the extra mile for her Union, Jenny also goes the extra mile for her students. A teacher in the Adult Migrant English Program, Jenny has often taught asylum seekers and refugees. For these learners, Jenny believes that settlement outcomes are as important as learning outcomes. Jenny teaches with compassion and genuine understanding. She is known by her students as someone to be trusted who will help navigate life in a new country.
It was once said of Emma Miller: “She was respected for her belief that where conscience was satisfied, unpopularity should not matter: respectability meant acting in humanity’s interest.” (Proud to be a Rebel: The Life and Times of Emma Miller, by Pam Young)
The same could have easily been written about our Jenny. Please join the QTU in congratulating her on her award.