Council apprentices shortlisted for Trade Excellence Awards

Date published: 22 October 2018

Four Townsville City Council apprentices have been shortlisted in the Apprentice of the Year category as part of the TAFE Queensland North Trade Excellence Awards.

Council apprentices Brendan Carey and Jayden Reynolds are shortlisted for the category of Electrical and Refrigeration, with Clancy Garwood and Riley Clarke shortlisted in the Automotive category. The apprentices have been recognised for their dedication and commitment to their trade.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council was totally committed to investing in frontline services and training the city’s next generation of workers.

“Every apprenticeship or traineeship we offer is listed on the National Skill Shortage List, so we’re preparing our staff for not only a role in Council or Townsville, but one they can take anywhere in Australia,” Cr Hill said.

“We have employed more than 100 trainees and apprentices this year – which is an unprecedented number for Council.”

“This shortlist really demonstrates the commitment our apprentices and trainees have in their roles – it’s great this has been recognised by their supervisors and TAFE North Queensland.”

The TAFE Queensland North Trade Excellence Award winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Townsville 8 November.

The next round of Council apprenticeships and traineeships are expected to begin early next year, as part of the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.