More than 220 people attended the awards night to acknowledged the outstanding achievements of students across automotive, carpentry, cabinet making, electrical, engineering and plumbing trades.
Winning the overall award, Todd, who is employed by AA & KA Jones in Dunkeld, was recognised for his hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to his studies.
South West TAFE Chief Executive Officer Mark Fidge said it was so important to recognise the skills of these students in the region.
“Awards like these highlight the amazing things our trades students and their employers are doing in our own community,” he said.
South West TAFE Building, Construction and Smart Technologies Manager Chris Lawlor said he was pleased to be able to reward and recognise them for their hard work.
“It’s great for the students to hear about the achievements of each of our top award winners and be inspired to continue to achieve outstanding results,” he said.
As well as awards for the top students in each year level, commemorative awards were also presented to outstanding students dedicated to their trades.
Major award winners on the night included:
- Automotive Apprentice of the Year: Zane Deicmanis (Portland Service Centre)
- Carpentry Apprentice of the Year: Todd Robinson (AA & KA Jones – Dunkeld)
- Electrotechnology Apprentice of the Year: Jack O’Sullivan (TJM Electrical Services – Warrnambool)
- Fabrication Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Riley Dark (Moose Engineering – Hamilton)
- Mechanical Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Leigh McKenzie (Beach Energy – Port Campbell)
- Plumbing Apprentice of the Year: Michael Smart (Elevate Roof Plumbing Warrnambool)