Local apprentice makes a world of difference
- Published on Wednesday 5 October, 2016
- 2 min. to read
In the lead up to the Australian Training Awards on 17 November, MEGT is celebrating the achievements of all our employers, apprentices and trainees who have won state-level awards and who will now compete at the national finals.
Today we are pleased to announce the winner of the:
Apprentice of the Year (VIC)
After completing his Certificate III in Carpentry, Steven Jeffery jumped at the chance to work with his dad at Jeffery Homes Quality Builders in Ringwood, Victoria. But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this 23-year old apprentice.
Steven has dyslexia but rather than letting this hold him back, he believes it’s an opportunity for him to push past his limitations. And push past them he has!
Not only has he been named Victorian Apprentice of the Year and completed a Certificate III in Carpentry, but he has also completed a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and is soon to commence a Diploma in Building and Construction (Building).
But the achievements don’t stop there. In 2014, during two overseas trips as a volunteer, Steven raised $25,000 towards building materials for an arts centre in Kampot, Cambodia.
The team at MEGT is incredibly proud of Steven and believes he is a fantastic ambassador for the building and construction industry as well as for Vocational Education and Training.
We know his achievements will inspire others, and wish him all the best representing Victoria at the Australian Training Awards in November.