Celebratory snags for local chippies
Several local carpentry apprentices
celebrated successfully reaching the end of their apprenticeship studies with
their employers and teachers at a barbeque on the TAFE New England Armidale
The barbeque also provided an
opportunity for the TAFE New England carpentry teachers to present the Mike
Leahy Shield to third year apprentice, Dusty Parry, who is employed by Steve
Lowe of Lowcon Armidale.
Acting Head Teacher of Trades, Grant
Petersen, said “This is the first year that we have presented the Mike Leahy
Shield to a student who has gone above and beyond our expectations of our
Dusty consistently performed his
practical and theoretical tasks to a high standard and has ensured that his
responses, in theoretical tests, are demonstrating his knowledge of that
particular topic.” Mr Petersen added.
The Mike Leahy Shield award was
developed by TAFE New England teachers, in consultation with the students’
employers, as an incentive for students to strive while completing their
studies as part of their apprenticeship.
Mike Leahy was employed by TAFE New England
for 32 years and dedicated a lot of his personal time to the Institute.
Some of the 12 students who have
completed the Certificate III in Carpentry, will continue their studies at TAFE
New England and complete the Certificate IV Building and Construction.