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Mark Johnston – Heavy Fab Engineer

While completing his secondary schooling at Verdon College Mark secured after school and school holiday work in an engineering workshop which led to the offer of an apprenticeship through Southern Group Training. Having a good work ethic certainly helps in attracting offers of employment.

Mark’s off job theory training has been provided by S.I.T through his attendance at evening class and through a three week block course each year.

Regular attendance at evening class is extremely important as apprentices need to complete the theory component of each unit standard before they can be workplace assessed in the practical components. Failure to do so can significantly prolong the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship.

Establishing and maintaining a good study habit is necessary if apprentices are to complete their qualification in the optimum time frame.