Western Cape Apprentice of the Year

Over 250 people gathered at the Western Cape College Performing Arts Centre in Weipa on Thursday 4 September for the annual Western Cape Apprentice and Trainee Awards.

The Apprentice of the Year award went to James Baira who completed his Electrical Apprenticeship earlier this year while at Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa and is now a fully qualified electrician working in the Electrical Workshop.

Category awards for outstanding achievement also went to:

ENGINEERING APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – Ben Casey – Goodline
WINNER – Heath Gilmore – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – Alex White – Goodline
WINNER – James Baira – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICE / TRAINEE OF THE YEAR
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – Shalika Callpe – Conservation and Land Management Trainee – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa
WINNER – Liam Sainsbury – Engineering Trainee – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

TRAINEE OF THE YEAR
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – Flora Pitt – Childcare Trainee – Cape Kids
WINNER – Billy Moton – Warehousing Operations – Shell Australia

COMBINED TRADE APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD – Anukie Tamwoy – Automotive Apprentice – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa
WINNER – Aaron Lobley – Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Apprentice – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

ALLAN SARAGO TRAINEE AWARD
WINNER – Alion (Maza) Cleland – Fire and Rescue Trainee – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

MURPHY REHN MEMORIAL AWARD
WINNER – Jesse Pierotti – Electrical Apprentice – Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa

Skill360 Australia also acknowledged the contribution of local businesses as Sponsors and Supporters of the
Western Cape Apprentice and Trainee Awards program and event including: Rio Tinto Alcan Weipa, TAFE
Queensland North, Western Cape College, Department of Education Training and Employment, SunSuper,
Construction Skills Queensland, Toll Marine Logistics, Western Cape Bulletin, Cleanaway and Totally
Workwear Cairns.

Check out the highlights video to see how Skill360 celebrated with the Western Cape community.

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