DEMONSTRATING outstanding ability and dedication to their work has gained 15 Portland apprentices awards at the 2012 Trades & Technology Skills Awards Night recently.
The South West Institute of TAFE students were honoured in a variety of fields including electrotechnology, engineering, mechanical and fabrication in the Centre For Trade and Technology.
Kane Rogers and Shane Lewis are employed by Sobey Services as apprentices.
Their employer Glenn Sobey praised the two for the quality of their output.
“We do a lot of different jobs here, so the two are gaining a wide range of experience,” he said.
“They were chosen for these awards on the basis of their ability, and also because they really apply themselves to the work.”
One Portland apprentice, Kieran Malseed of Mirtschin Plumbing, was honoured with the first-ever Brian Crichton Endeavour Award.
“The Brian Crichton Endeavour Award is given in recognition of a plumbing student who has shown perseverance through schooling to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals,” a TAFE spokesperson said.
Read more in Wednesday’sPortland Observer.