It was a memorable night for Skill Hire apprentices at the recently held 2019 Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards held at The Westin Perth with many sweeping big awards. The annual Awards function celebrates excellence in construction trades such carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing and electrical in Western Australia.
The coveted 2019 Apprentice of the Year award was won by our 4th Year Plumbing and Gas Apprentice, Jackson Brocx. According to Construction Training Fund Executive Director and Chief Judge, Alan Jackson, the 4th Year apprentice was deemed a worthy winner due to his supervisors giving him the highest possible rating in every aspect of his work. His work ethic, trade skills and outstanding problem solving abilities as well as his ability to work unsupervised with confidence won the judges over. In addition to the title award, Jackson also won the Most Outstanding Plumbing Apprentice award.
Another notable Skill Hire winner was Joshua Corley, a 2nd Year Welding Apprentice, who won not one, not two but three major awards; Most Outstanding Skill Hire Apprentice, Most Outstanding 2nd Year Skill Hire Apprentice and Most Outstanding Indigenous Building & Construction Apprentice.
Other Skill Hire winners and finalists include:
SKILL HIRE HOST EMPLOYER
Winner – Civmec Construction
MOST OUTSTANDING 1st YEAR SKILL HIRE APPRENTICE
Winner – Jackson Wells – Electrotechnology
Finalist – Kiara Rogers – Carpentry
Finalist – Kienan Burditt – Fabrication
Finalist – Michael Quaid – Carpentry
MOST OUTSTANDING 2ND YEAR SKILL HIRE APPRENTICE
Winner – Joshua Corley – Welding
Finalist – Lewis Thomson – Electrotechnology
Finalist – Tyler Comery – Carpentry
MOST OUTSTANDING 3RD YEAR SKILL HIRE APPRENTICE
Winner – Aaron Cumming – Bricklaying
Winner – Bailey Ingham – Carpentry
Finalist – Damon Penfold – Electrotechnology
Finalist – Isiah Brown – Electrotechnology
Finalist – Luke Moses – Plumbing & Gas Fitting
MOST OUTSTANDING 4TH YEAR SKILL HIRE APPRENTICE
Winner – Conor Duffy – Electrotechnology
Winner – Samuel Campisi – Fabrication
Finalist – Eli Batty – Carpentry
Finalist – Fraser Daly – Carpentry
Finalist – Jackson Brocx – Plumbing & Gas Fitting
Finalist – Matthew Mansfield – Carpentry
On behalf of everyone at Skill Hire, we would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the winners, finalists and Host Employers. The 2019 Apprentice of the Year Awards was a night to remember and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of this journey of building tomorrow’s workforce.
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