2009 Southern Apprentice Challenge

The Southern Apprentice Challenge was held at the Southern Institute of Technology on Saturday 4 April 2009.

 

The Challenge is a work skills competition whereby apprentices pace themselves to complete a project in a tradesman like manner within a specific timeframe.

 

Categories included automotive technology, carpentry, electrical, engineering machining, fabrication, joinery, plumbing, and welding. 

 

The Challenge was open to apprentices who have been in their apprenticeship for at least nine months after completing a relevant pre trade course, or twelve months if they have not completed any pre trade course. 

 

Competing in the Challenge has provided valuable experience for apprentices who have gone on to compete in the biannual WorldSkills Competition

 

Automotive Section Results: Automotive Section Results:


 

  Name Employer/Host
3rd Louise Clearwater Southern Automobiles
2nd Nathan Smith Agnew Bros
1st Chris Donald NRG Auto Services

 

 

Construction Section Results:

 

  Name Employer/Host
3rd John Gaudion Hokonui Kitchens and Joinery Ltd
2nd Wade De Clifford

Lloyds Joinery

1st Glen Hillis

Arc Tech Joinery

 

Electrical Section Results:

 

  Name Employer/Host
3rd Michael Russell

ETCO hosted by H & J Smith Electrical

2nd Mark Sadlier ETCO hosted by Attitude Switchboards
1st Shaun McInerney Bremca Southland

 

Fabrication Welding Results:

 

  Name Employer/Host
3rd Brenley Marshall

Southern Group Training hosted by Crown Sheetmetal Ltd

2nd Shane Sexton Southern Group Training hosted by E Type Engineering
1st Nathan Thwaites Southern Group Training hosted by Crown Sheetmetal

 

Fitting & Machining Results:

 

  Name Employer/Host
2nd Reece O’Connor Southern Group Training hosted by Alliance Group Mataura.
1st Brett van Guens Southern Group Training hosted by E Type Engineering