2021 Apprentice of the Year

Joint Winner
Kelsey Wade

Employed by Print DNA
Certificate III in Print Communications

Kelsey has been successful in several industry competitions, and was voted the most outstanding apprentice in the young Achiever of the Year awards in 2021. Kelsey is described by her employer as an exceptional tradesperson, and impressed judges with her industry knowledge and commitment to excellence in her role.

Joint Winner
Riley Thomson
Employed by LecLogix Riverland & Mallee Pty Ltd
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Riley has completed training in welding, has a HC truck licence and holds tickets in Scissor lift and Forklift. Reilly values the skills and experience he is gaining, and is committed to building a successful career in his chosen trade. He is described by his employer as a professional and motivated tradesman, and impressed judges with his industry commitment and various community volunteering roles.

Runner up
Tom Azzopardi

Employed by Rosenthal Automotive
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Tom values the knowledge he has gained during his apprenticeship and enjoys working in a team environment. He intends to continue his training to gain a Refrigerant Handling License and specialise in hybrid electrical vehicles. Tom’s employer describes him as reliable with high quality work performance. He is a popular and much valued team member within the organisation.