2022 Industry Category Winners

Ty Glassey

Employed by Big River Toyota
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

After completing work experience, Ty was offered an apprenticeship with Big River Toyota. He is currently in his final year of study. Ty intends to continue developing his skills and keep up to date with the latest technology by completing specialist training in the field. He has recently completed a Trainee Licence in Automotive Refrigeration and soon to receive his qualification.

CITB Building & Construction
Hugo Kregar

Employed by Maxima Group Training hosted by Michael Kregar Building
RTO: ATEC Adelaide
Certificate III in Carpentry

Hugo enjoys the hands-on nature of carpentry and values the teamwork and collaboration within this chosen trade. Hugo’s commitment to achieving a broad skill set includes several additional qualifications, and he plans to pursue a career as a Construction Manager on large scale projects in the future. Hugo is a strong advocate for mental health initiatives within the construction industry.

Food Processing
Liam Milton

Employed by Koch Foodland Loxton
RTO – William Angliss Institute
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

Liam values the challenge of learning new skills through his apprenticeship and enjoys interaction with regular customers. His employer, Koch’s Foodland in Loxton, describes Liam as a dedicated, skilled apprentice who provides exceptional customer service. Liam plans to continue building his skills by completing further training in smallgoods production and business admin.

Air Conditioning/Electrical
Jordan Burgess
Employed by Devilees Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Certificate III in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

After completing work experience with Devilee’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Jordan was offered an apprenticeship. Jordan plans to complete a dual trade in the future. Jordan values the wide range of skills he is learning, and the experience gained by working on large building projects across the Riverland.

Brooke Wilksch
Employed by Hair Factor
Certificate III in Hairdressing

Brooke has completed extra training to become qualified in waxing and tinting and values the many career directions the beauty industry provides. She has shown resilience and persistence to overcome obstacles throughout her apprenticeship and values the training she has received. Brooke plans to keep up with modern trends and styles by continuing to upskill and expand her knowledge.

James Bannear

Employed by Woolston Engineering
Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

James values the hands-on transferable skills he has developed and enjoys problem solving to work through challenges in the workplace. James takes much pride in his work and will be supported by his employer to undertake further training in Welding and Fabrication to build his career as a quality tradesman.