Bright future for pre-apprenticeship graduates

Bright future for pre-apprenticeship graduates

  • Published on Friday 15 April, 2016
  • 1 min. read

On Friday 15 April 2016 Senator, the Honourable Scott Ryan, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills attended the MEGT Trade Skills Centre in Ringwood, Victoria, to announce $6.8 million in Commonwealth funding for a new multi-industry school-based and pre-apprenticeship pilot project.

The occasion was also an opportunity to celebrate some of MEGT’s recent trade apprentice graduates.

Mitchell O’Brien

Mitchell joined MEGT as a pre-apprenticeship student in 2012. After completing a Certificate II in Electrotechnology the same year, he was then employed by MEGT.

Hosted out to employer GDM Electrics Pty Ltd while undertaking a four-year Certificate III in Electrotechnology apprenticeship, saw Mitchell gain valuable on-the-job experience, mainly in wiring and fitting of new homes.

Last Thursday, Mitchell not only completed his trade school at MEGT’s Trade Skills Centre, but also achieved his A-Grade Electrician Licence.

Mitchell was praised at Friday’s event as a very dedicated and committed apprentice who is always willing to listen to his peers and put into action the knowledge and skills he has gained. Mitchell will stay on with GDM Electrics now he has completed his apprenticeship, which is testament to how highly he is regarded by his employer.

MEGT Pre-Apprenticeship Students

Friday also saw ten of MEGT’s pre-apprenticeship students (pictured above) finish their Certificate II in Electrotechnology:

  • David Brear
  • James Dwyer
  • Salem Frangie
  • Bailey Freeman
  • Mitchell Garratt
  • Joel Merrett
  • Scott Piper
  • Aidan Toogood
  • Luke Turley
  • Matthew Wakeley
  • We wish them all the best of luck for their futures.