MEGT’s client shines at NSW Training Awards

MEGT’s client shines at NSW Training Awards

  • Published on Thursday, June 23, 2011

The NSW Training Awards were held for the Riverina recently and Jonathon Greig, employed locally by RIC Electrics and managed by Riverina Australian Apprenticeship Centre MEGT was a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year.

Jonathon completed his Electronics Trade course with a distinction level pass and was awarded the prize for the most outstanding student in both Stages 2 and 3 of the course. Jonathon whilst still completing his apprenticeship time, enrolled in the Diploma of Electronics and Communication Engineering course, completing the course within 12 months rather than the usual 2 years. He again achieved a Distinction level pass and was awarded the highest achievement in the course.

RIC Electrics is an “Employer of Choice” winner of the 2009 Ministers award for Excellence for employers of Australian Apprentices in the Riverina. “RIC Electrics is committed to being an employer of choice,” says Andrew Dwyer, Director of
RIC Electrics.

“Jono’s achievements and accolades are indicative of the excellent tradesman he has become. He focuses on not only achieving the desired outcome but excels along the way” says Andrew “He is an important member of our team in his capacity as a tradesman, site supervisor, leader, mentor and coach.”

“The Riverina Institute of TAFE, Electrotechnology department provided the formal training for Jono. They support all apprentices through their excellent delivery, with skilled teachers and in a state of the art facility. They have provided the opportunity for Jono to shine academically” says Andrew Dwyer.

“The Australian Apprentice Centre, MEGT and Sonia Rinaldo our representative has played an important role in facilitating the apprenticeship and providing support and guidance to not only the apprentice but also the employer” says Alana Pendrick, Administration Manager from RIC Electrics.

Jonathon has further progressed through the NSW State Training Awards in the special industry awards category of “Excellence in Trade Skills”. The focus of this award is to recognise an apprentice who has not only achieved excellence in their studies but who has also demonstrated their capabilities in the workplace through the application of learning.

The winner will be a worthy role model for their trade into the future and someone who sets a great example of the value of the vocational education system for others.