Adam completed his secondary education at Gore High School before spending time in the New Zealand Navy. In early 2005 Adam was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and is currently on secondment with his second host company, Quality Sheetmetal.
While most apprentices spend their apprenticeship on placement with one host company Southern Group Training has the ability to place an apprentice with another host company if the original host has insufficient ongoing work, or is unable to provide training in all the unit standards required to enable the apprentice to complete his qualification.
Once Adam has completed the theory assessment for a unit standard he is then able to be assessed in the practical elements. To achieve practical competency Adam has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices.
Adam’s Training Manager is a qualified workplace assessor and is able to undertake regular workplace assessments of Adam’s work. It is the apprentice’s responsibility to be well prepared for the assessment of each unit standard.