Two young men from the Mandurah won awards at the annual ABN Training Apprentice Awards held on Friday.
Western Australian builder ABN Group celebrate its top performing building and construction apprentices in August each year.
Erskine local Dylan Winton was awarded Most Improved Apprentice and the Plumbing Apprentice Award.
The 21-year-old plumbing and gasfitting apprentice put his apprenticeship on hold in 2014 to go into the AFL draft but recommitted to his training when he wasn’t selected.
Mr Winton was recognised for his dedication and passionate approach to learning the skills of his trade with Boeing Plumbing.
Mandurah teen and Wall & Floor Tiling apprentice, Nicholas Keating also won on the night, receiving the Tiling Apprentice Award for the second year running.
Mr Keating was praised by host company, Homebuyers Centre for his attention to detail and commitment to delivering all his work above and beyond expectations.
ABN Group Managing Director Dale Alcock said it is important to recognise the relentless drive and dedication that apprentices demonstrate in learning their trade.
“This annual event is not only an opportunity to thank our apprentices for the passion and leadership they continue to show in learning and honing their skills, but also their host trainers, our committed contractors who pass on their trade skills and impart valuable life lessons to our apprentices,” he said.
“At ABN Training we have specifically tailored our program to ensure ABN Group apprentices develop strong safety, leadership and life skills, alongside a high level of competency in their trade.
“We are committed to developing tradespeople who will go on to be the best-of-the-best in the industry and valuable contributors in our community.
“Congratulations to all of ABN Training’s award winners for continuing to forge the way to becoming future leaders in W.A.’s building industry.”