2021 Industry Category Winners

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.

CITB Building & Construction
Jesse Bannister

Employed by Michael Kregar Building
Certificate III in Carpentry

Jesse values the wide variety of projects he is involved with, and enjoys the high standard of workmanship he is able to provide clients. Jesse supports the growth of future tradesmen by mentoring work experience students and intends to gain further qualifications in the building industry. His employer describes him as a quiet achiever who has worked hard to become an exceptional tradesman and valued team member.

Bakery/ Commercial Cookery
Courtney Davis

Employed by Mallee Estates
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Courtney began as a kitchen hand, and quickly progressed to an apprentice chef at Mallee Estate. Courtney works hard to balance training, shift work and caring for her young family. She was awarded SA Apprentice of the year at the 2021 Restaurant and Catering Awards, and impressed judges with her determination to succeed in the career she loves. Her employer describes Courtney as a passionate team player who has worked hard to become a leader in their business.

Electrotech/Engineering/Air Conditioning
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.

Marianthi Minnas (Mia)
Employed by Cindys Hair and Beauty
RTO – Clip Joint Education
Certificate III in Hairdressing

Marianthi (Mia) is completing her apprenticeship with Clip Joint Education in Adelaide. Mia has completed a Barbers course and appreciates working and learning with an experienced and supportive team. Mia is keen to learn more about business operations, and plans to own her own salon one day.

Print Communications
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.