Eaton celebrates electrical apprentice achievements


Eaton celebrates electrical apprentice achievements

Global power management company Eaton has celebrated the achievements of seven apprentices in Melbourne at a special awards presentation hosted by Future Energy Skills in Clayton.

The Eaton Apprentice Excellence Award recognises apprentices who achieve 100% in both the practical and theoretical parts of their Licensed Electricians Assessment (LEA), with each recipient receiving an Eaton Electrical Contractor Kit containing Kyoritsu testing equipment.

Eaton is a long-term partner of Future Energy Skills, a Victorian electrical licensing organisation that administers and delivers the LEA on behalf of Energy Safe Victoria, which is essential for apprentices to achieve prior to applying for an A Grade Electrician’s Licence.

Each year, Eaton also supports approximately 2000 apprentices at Future Energy Skills’ Clayton and Maryborough assessment centres with high-quality testing equipment.

Mark Anning, General Manager Circuit Protection and Control at Eaton, congratulated the 2020 award recipients and all electrical apprentices for their hard work and commitment.

“Eaton is proud to recognise our next generation of electricians for progressing their training and education, especially given the challenging circumstances of the past 12 months.

“Safety is the top priority in the electrical industry, so Eaton is committed to supporting education organisations like Future Energy Skills with the latest testing equipment so apprentices can learn new skills and safe practices that hopefully stay with them for the rest of their lives,” Anning said.

Alex Newman, Executive Officer at Future Energy Skills, said Eaton’s support ensures electricians of the future are well prepared to carry out their essential work safely.

“Eaton’s contribution helps us prepare and assess around 2000 apprentices each year with current technology in the Kyoritsu testing equipment. The apprentices appreciate using modern equipment when carrying out their assessments, as it makes their task easier and course work more relevant.

“We are also able to reward students who display a strong work ethic and top marks through the Apprentice Excellence Award, which is a great incentive for all apprentices,” said Newman.

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