Glenorchy Rotary recognises young apprentices

YOUNG local apprentices Tom Hill and Ric Benavides have been awarded the Rotary Club of Glenorchy’s Lew Fowler Award in recognition of their achievements in the building and construction industry.

The annual awards were presented in memory of late former club president Lew Fowler, a dedicated Rotarian who embraced the ideals of service and promoting opportunities for young people.

“We’ve been presenting the Lew Fowler Memorial for almost 20-years and every year these young apprentice tradesmen are more and more impressive,” Glenorchy Rotary Club president Terry West said.

Mr Benavides is a fabrication apprentice employed at Richardson Divine Marine Constructions (RDM) and Mr Hill is a mechanical apprentice with Reardon’s Precision Machining (RPM).

Both apprentices were required to demonstrate high levels of aptitude in their chosen trade, as well as excellence in competency and commitment to using their talents in a vocational pathway.

Mr West said he encouraged the awardees to continue their commitment to their TAFE studies and to quality workmanship.

Mr Hill and Mr Benavides were presented with their awards at a special gathering of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy.

RPM manager Adrian Reardon, who was present at the awards ceremony and is a past Lew Fowler awardee, said he was delighted to see the next generation of quality apprentices supported and recognised by the Rotary Club of Glenorchy.

Caption: From left, Lew Fowler awards Tom Hill, Rotary president Terry West, Ric Benavides and Nathan Thomas from TasTAFE.

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