NECA Queensland Apprentice Awards

Wednesday, 06 August, 2008

The NECA Queensland Apprentice Awards were held 1 August to recognise hard-working apprentices for their achievements in the electrical and communications industry.

James Tinslay, NECA National CEO, said that in recognising these aspiring Queensland apprentices this year, the industry has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the future: “Our success as a profession is only as good as our members. It is vital for the sector in Queensland, a state with enviable vitality, to recognise and reward the next generation of contractors as they face learning in an ever-evolving, technologically challenging area. Recognition of our early achievers encourages them to stay in the industry and share our passion.

“NECA supports the development of apprentices through our Group Training companies located throughout Australia. They work to create career pathways for new apprentices while assisting employers through the development of quality skills and experiences for young workers in the sector and currently employ approximately 2000 apprentices.”

The winners this year are:
Industrial category
1st: Joshua Appel — John Holland Group
2nd: Michael Scholz — Stowe Australia
3rd: Andrew Richardson — John Holland Group

Commercial Domestic category
1st: Bradley Griffith — Stowe Australia
2nd: Daniel Draper — Stowe Australia
3rd: Troy Lowe — Blue Star Pacific

Industrial Automation & Communications category
1st: Anthony Bartolo — Stowe Australia

First-place winners are eligible for the National Apprentice of the Year Awards, to be held on 13 November 2008.


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