Young apprentices pursue their passion

5 November 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Young apprentices pursue their passion|

THREE young TasTAFE metals apprentices who work and train in Glenorchy have won $500 scholarships to help them pursue their passion for the industry.

Metal Industries Association of Tasmania past president Bob Gozzi recently visited TasTAFE’s Bender Drive campus at Derwent Park to present Jack Woodward, Ryan Tatnell and Roydon Featherstone with ‘RH Purden and NP Saunders – Metal Industry Tasmania Scholarships.’

The scholarships honour Robert (Bob) Purden, owner of Purden Engineers Pty Ltd, who passed away in 2007, and Nick Saunders, who is chairman of Saunders and Ward Pty Ltd.

They recognise TasTAFE apprentices studying a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade or a Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade.

Jack Woodward works at Hazell Bros and is in the second year of his Certificate III in Metal Fabrication qualification at TasTAFE.

“I have been lucky enough to have help from several good mentors in my workplace, as well as training staff at TasTAFE who have made it easy to learn,” he said.

“I look forward to learning new skills all the time and appreciate all the knowledge that has been given to me along the way.”

Ryan Tatnell works at Dynamic Welding and Engineering in Moonah and travels an hour and 20 minutes each day to work.

He is currently undertaking his Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade at TasTAFE.

“I am determined to be the best and get the best out of everything I do,” Mr Tatnell said.

“I’ll always put 100 per cent into everything I do.”

Roydon Featherstone is an apprentice with Taylor Bros in Derwent Park and is undertaking a Certificate III in Metal Fabrication.

“Having only touched a welder for the first time six months ago, I feel I have come a long way since beginning my apprenticeship,” he said.

“This scholarship will help greatly in buying new tools to use at home and at work.

“It’s also a great opportunity to better myself and my overall work quality, which will allow me to undertake more challenging and exciting projects.”

Caption: From left, TasTAFE metals apprentices Ryan Tatnell, Jack Woodward and Roydon Featherstone.

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