Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    Award-winning apprentices keep their cool

    31/07/2000 1:09 PM

    Young apprentices in the trades of airconditioning/refrigeration, sheetmetal work and mechanical services plumbing have won recognition at the annual Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) awards.

    Works and Services Minister Rob Johnson presented the awards before an audience of industry members, employers and training representatives at the Kings Park Function Centre.

    Mr Johnson commended AMCA for its commitment to training and for being one of the first associations to register under the State Government’s Priority Access policy, launched in May this year.

    Under Priority Access, most building contracts awarded by the Government over the value of $150,000 go to Priority Access registered companies who have given an undertaking to support training for their employees.

    “With the introduction of Priority Access, the Department of Training and Employment has engaged industry in a positive and practical way to create sustainable jobs for young people,” Mr Johnson said.

    “AMCA’s early registration as a Priority Access employer reflects the association’s commitment to training.”

    The winning apprentices were:

    Luke VansonApprentice of the YearKingsley
    Paul McDonaldCertificate of AchievementCarlisle
    Robert DuffCertificate of AchievementForrestfield
    Timothy WheelhouseCertificate of MeritComo
    Mark PatersonCertificate of MeritMargaret River
    Ian ReaderCertificate of MeritKallaroo
    Brett SmithCertificate of MeritKenwick
    Rhys CoffeyCertificate of MeritKoondoola

    Media contacts: Fran Hodge (08) 9215 4800
    Stephen Zorbas or Melissa Dawes (AMCA) 9362 5977