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Geraldton local claims HIA Apprentice of the Year

Media release

Geraldton local claims HIA Apprentice of the Year

Media release
Geraldton’s own third year carpentry and joinery apprentice Callum Marquis from Connolly Creative Building Co. has been named 2022 HIA Stratco WA Peter Stannard Apprentice of the Year.

The State’s best apprentices, industry leaders, mentors, friends, and families all came together at The Camfield to celebrate the 2022 HIA Stratco WA Apprentice Awards.

HIA WA Executive Director, Michael McGowan spoke of the lasting impression Callum left on the judges. 

“Callum is a confident all-rounder who extremely impressed the judges throughout his interview and was a standout with his written submission.

“Appreciating all aspects of the trade Callum will have a strong and successful future in the building and construction industry.” Mr McGowan said.

“The high calibre of finalists this year demonstrated the type of qualities that will see them go on to have long and successful careers in this industry and set an incredible example for generations to come."

“It is fantastic to see the next generation of the building and construction industry coming through and being recognised for their achievements. The trade shortage is tough on industry at the moment and HIA will continue to support and nurture those rising through the ranks.”

Other outstanding winners on the night included:

  • Tom Tomizzi from Housing Industry Association & Tony Tomizzi Builders won 1st Year Apprentice of the Year.
  • Zinzan Gregson from Housing Industry Association & APEX WA Carpentry Solutions won 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year.
  • Callum Marquis from Connolly Creative Building Co. won 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year.
  • Jayden Lynch from Hallmark Developments WA won 4th Year Apprentice of the Year.
  • Nathan McIntosh from ABN Training & Concretus won Judges Excellence in Endeavour Award.
  • Russell Peake from ABN Training & Dale Alcock Homes won Judges High Commendation Award.
  • APEX WA Carpentry Solutions won 2022 HIA WA Apprentice Host Trainer Award.

Read our full list of winners.

For more information please contact:

Michael McGowan

Executive Director - Western Australia
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