2009 Apprentice Tool Scholarship Results

The winners of the Apprentice Tool Scholarship for 2009 are:

  • Spencer Marshall, Verdon High School
  • Mark Lieshout, St Peters College
  • Jadon Pike, Gore High School
  • John Hastie, Gore High School

 

Spencer Marshall, Verdon High School

 

While attending school Spencer applied for the Southern Group Training Trust Apprentice Tool Scholarship.  

 

From the evidence he provided of his engineering ability to design and build a quick hitch for his fathers tractor and farm machinery it was obvious he had the skills required to complete an apprenticeship.

 

 He is now completing the Level 4 units through a heavy fabrication engineering apprenticeship with Southern Group Training. 

 

He is hosted by E Type Engineering which provide his practical on job training.

   
   

Mark Lieshout, St Peters College

   

Whilst doing the Gateway Programme at school Mark decided that the automotive industry was what he wanted to get involved in. 

 

He gained work experience at a local farm machinery workshop and as a result of the work he did there Mark was offered a heavy automotive apprenticeship specialising in agriculture equipment through Ganders in Gore.

 
   
 

Jadon Pike, Gore High School

 
   

Jadon studied engineering at school and through that did some engineering unit standards through the Gateway Programme.  As part of the unit standard requirement Jadon’s work experience was in a general engineering workshop. 

 

When Jadon left school he attended the 20 week ACE engineering pre trade course at the Southern Institute of Technology.  During the course Southern Group Training arranged for Jadon to be placed on work experience with several different engineering companies. 

 

Having successfully completed the course Southern Group Training employed Jadon as a general engineering apprentice hosted by one of the companies, Murray Grace Engineering, that he had completed his work experience with.

   

John Hastie, Gore High School

John’s interest in engineering led to him being accepted onto the Gateway Programme where his work experience was in a light fabrication engineering workshop. 

 

On leaving school John successfully completed the 20 week ACE engineering pre trade course at the Southern Institute of Technology.

 

During the course Southern Group Training arranged for John to spend time gaining experience in different engineering workshops so that he could make an informed decision about which strand of engineering he most enjoyed. 

 

John was offered a light fabrication engineering apprenticeship with Southern Group Training which placed him with Scott Sheetmetal for the practical on job training.