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Completions galore in June!

News Article from Tuesday 12th July 2016

Wow what a month! DGT has seen a large number of apprentice and trainee completions in the month of June. The company is proud of these results as each apprentice or trainee that has completed is another skilled and qualified worker for a stronger workforce in our community and region. 

Of course we couldn’t achieve results such as these without the most important element in our apprentices and trainees learning - our host employers. 

Western Downs Regional Council stands out this month with 2 more completions following a round of 4 just a couple of months earlier. 

Daniel Chapman recently completed his apprenticeship in early June with Kirsty Deem finishing up in late June bringing the total number of completions with the council to a resounding 6 in the last 6 months.

Daniel followed his passion into his diesel mechanic apprenticeship and has now received his Certificate III in Engineering - Diesel Fitting. The future is bright for Daniel who also found skills in welding during his time - giving him confidence to consider various avenues for his future employment. 

"Everyone was very competent in keeping an eye on Daniel making sure he did everything he needed to do," said Western Downs Regional Council Acting Technical Services Manager Steve Forbes.

"Daniel is an exceptional Apprentice, we're very proud he's come through our workshop and I hope the things he's learned throughout his Apprenticeship with Council will stick with him well into his future."

Kirsty is still enjoying her time at the council who have committed to her employment through until March next year. Kirsty is assisting in the facilities management and OH&S within the council and plans to use her Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety traineeship, to secure her next job.

Mal Harders of DGT couldn’t be more pleased with the results “What a fantastic effort by Kirsty and Daniel. Kirsty got her traineeship finished early with 8 months to spare, she is also mum with 3 kids, so doing it all - not a bad effort. Daniel has also given it a good crack and done very well.”

Mal sums up well the benefit of our apprentices reaching completion;

“Apprentices completing is a good outcome for our young people and their commitment to their learning - which they couldn’t do without the help of their host employers, it is a win-win-win for all involved.”

What an achievement for all especially for each and every one of our apprentices and trainees - not that we can call them that anymore, now that they're graduates!!

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