We are proud to congratulate MEGT apprentice Sam McGruer who was recently named Apprentice of the Year at the NSW Training Awards, Riverina-Murray region. Sam will now go on to compete at state level on 7 September.
Sam, who recently completed his Electrotechnology Electrician apprenticeship with Snowy Hydro where he is still employed, was chosen as the top apprentice from the region across all industries to take out the highest apprentice accolade on the night.
According to TAFE NSW Business Development Officer Alana Pendrick, it was Sam’s commitment to his trade and excellence in his studies that contributed to his win, as well as his work as an ambassador promoting apprenticeships and Vocational Education and Training across the Riverina-Murray region.
In writing her reference to accompany Sam’s award nomination, Alana also noted Sam’s exemplary attitude and aptitude to his trade.
“He has shone amongst his peers and provided a humble role model assisting his peers in the classroom and on-the-job," said Alana, also noting Sam’s ability to instigate and open the class to questions and inspire those around him.
Scott Goddard, Learning and Development Advisor at Snowy Hydro, agrees.
“Sam is a pleasure to work with. He has an enthusiasm and dedication that is hard to rival,” Scott said adding, “Snowy Hydro fully support and are committed to this training and professional development.”
It is with this support that Sam has been able to take the next steps in his career by enrolling in a Diploma of Electrical Engineering while continuing his employment with Snowy Hydro.
We are sure Sam will continue to kick goals both at work and throughout his studies, and wish him all the best for the upcoming NSW Training Awards!