August 13, 2012 - 2:39pm
A group of four apprentices received Printing Industries Association of Australia gold medals for topping their courses during the Sydney Institute TAFE Awards on Thursday.
The students, Erica Mast, Brett Foran, Dion Horne and Murray Grant, received the medals after being selected for most successfully completing their nominated courses.
Erica Mast topped the Print Finishing course, Brett Foran Graphic Prepress, Dion Horne Printing and and Murray Grant Screen Printing.
Printing Industries National Director, Communications and Marketing, Joe Kowalewski, presented the medalsduring an awards ceremony at the Turner Hall, Ultimo.
"These students are to be congratulated on achieving the best passes throughout their courses and for their commitment to excellence in everything they do," he said.
"They are worthy recipients of these very prestigious awards which have a history dating back to their introduction in 1923.
"While technology has changed significantly since that time, the need for excellence in craft, commitment and ability has not and these apprentices are a glowing testament to that."
More than 100 apprentices received awards in 44 categories.
Sydney Institute Director, David Riordan, said the graduation year (2011) say the Institute celebrate two milestones of its own - its 120th anniversary and the launch of its first bachelor degree courses.
"Over the past 120 years, Sydney Institute has continued to thrive and grow, through the good economic times and bad," he said.
"Why? Because employers tell us when they choose a Sydney Institute award winner, they know their newest member of the team will be confident, work-ready and equipped with the knowledge and skills to get the job done right."
Mr Riordan said Sydney Institute was well known for its strong links to industry and often received accounts of how these links had helped award winners to get the career they really wanted.
The award winners are:
Bob Anderson – Macarthur Press Memorial Award for Outstanding Merit in Graphic Arts - Brett Foran.The Annual Kodak Award for Outstanding achievement in Graphic Arts, Student of the Year 2011 - Samuel Moss.Offset Alpine Printing Trophy Stage III Sheetfed and Web-Offset Application and Improvement - Andrew Babic.Printing Industries Association of Australia Medals Best pass throughout the coursePrint Finishing - Erica Mast; Graphic Prepress - Brett Foran; Printing - Dion Horne; Screen Printing - Murray Grant.Screen Graphics Imaging Association of Australia Award (SGIAA NSW)Most enthusiastic apprentice Year 1 - Corey MorseMost enthusiastic apprentice Year 2 - Adam LloydMost enthusiastic apprentice Year 3 - Aimee BesgroveBest Trainee - David EglitisBest result overall - Murray Grant
South Sydney Graphic Arts Club
Frank Kelly Award
Dedication and commitment in Graphic Arts - Mark ConwaySouth Sydney Graphic Arts Club Memorial AwardStage III Leading Apprentice in Graphic Prepress - Brett Foran
South Sydney Graphic Arts Club Peace Award
Adult Apprentice Encouragement Award - Chi Ho Cheung
South Sydney Graphic Arts Club Ernie Fairbrother Award
Outstanding Achievement in Printing Trade - Dion Horne
Billy Green AMWU Printing Division Adult Apprentice Award
Student most actively involved in promoting the welfare and interest of printing students at TAFE and in the workplace - Vincent ObleaRural Press AwardBest web cold set print, printed by a sheetfed printer - Dion HorneThe Printer Magazines Group AwardPrint Finishing - Rano VaGraphic Prepress - Santana WilsonPrinting - Steven ChorScreen Printing - Robert KerrOutstanding Graphic Arts Student Trophy - Erica MastA trophy is awarded to a successful student across all sections for outstanding achievement
Heidelberg Australia Award
Stage III First in Print Finishing - Erica MastHeidelberg Australia AwardStage II First in Printing - Dara Nuth
Arts Communications Financial Industries Properties Services ACFIPS (ITAB) Award
Outstanding research assignment over all sections of Graphic Arts - Stephen Reid
The Australian Proprint Awards
Print Finishing - Phong CaoGraphic Prepress - James WesleyPrinting - James Kocholatharayil
Media Super Award
Special Merit rewarding excellence in Stage III of Flexography and Label - Colin HendryDIC Australia AwardStage III First - Dion Horne
B J Ball Papers Award
Special Award Sheetfed Printing - Jarrod MorrisonThe Currie Group AwardMost inspiring student throughout the printing course - Minh Toan TranBrissett Rollers AwardStage III Second - Ayhan SenolStage III Third - Jarrod Morrison
Print Finishing Trade Course McPherson Bookbinding Award
The Leading Apprentice in Stage III of Print Finishing - Erica Mast
Print Finishing Award
Stage III Second - Corey HemansStage III Special Merit - Grant RobertsStage II First - Shanmuganath VadivelooStage II Second - Ba NguyenStage II Special Merit - Luke GeorgiouStage I First - Mathew WallisStage I Second - Troy KelsoStage I Special Merit - Adrian WatsonGraphic Prepress Trade CourseScreen Media Technology AwardStage III First - Brett Foran
Desktop Magazine Award
Stage III Second - Mardi LoweDG Design AwardStage III Third - Nerida CunneenStage II First - Samuel MossStage II Second - Nathan SmithStage II Third - Oliver BrambleyDesktop Magazine AwardStage II Special Merit - Santana WilsonStage I First - Hannah KissellStage I Second - James WesleyStage I Third - Andrew Agostino
Desktop Publishing Certificate II
First - Jane Roman
Graphic Prepress Award
Apprentice of the year in 2011 in Graphic Prepress - Brett ForanPrinting Trade Course - Graeme Gould AwardThe most improved Stage I Student in Practical Sheetfed Offset Printing - Benjamin HonePrinting AwardStage II Second - Andrew MavrikisStage II Third - Minh Toan TranStage I Second - George GorgesStage I Third - Suliana MorrisFlexography and Label AwardStage III First - Dante SarmientoStage III Second - Timothy JoughinStage III Third - Philip RosieStage II First - Benjamin BuzelinStage II Second - Albert UkardiStage II Third - Romeo AbellanaStage I First - Ngoc Son LeStage I Second - Ronnie SchembriStage I Third - Sir Laurence Mascarenas
Printers Guild Shield
Outstanding achievement in Printing - Dante SarmientoAldus AwardFor consistency and improvement in Label and Packaging - Joshua ZammitAlan Slaughter Memorial AwardTo the most improved Stage III student in Sheetfed Offset Printing - Alex SkulskiFrank Whitford Memorial AwardAwarded for Special Merit in Printing, Label and Packaging - Philip RosieFerrostaal AwardStage I First in Printing - David PurtellASSTA AwardAwarded to the top apprentice in the final year of Label Printing - Dante SarmientoScreen Printing/Stencil PreparationTrade CourseStage III First - Mary Louise WhelanStage III Second - Chi Ho CheungStage III Third - Aimee BesgroveStage II First - Mark ConwayStage II Second - Patricia TeoStage II Third - Adam LloydStage I First - Corey MorseStage I Second - Daniel Patterson-HydeStage I Third - Dylan Fellmoser
GJS Screen Printing Award
The student most likely to succeed in Screen Printing - Mark ConwayImage Magazine AwardFor consistent effort overall in Screen Printing - Mark LaffertyThe Auto Film Australia AwardTo the most inspiring student throughout the Screen Printing Course - Mark ConwaySPECIAL SCREEN PRINTING AWARD SGIA’S TOM FRECSKA STUDENT PRINTING COMPETITIONSponsored by the SGIA’s Academy of Screen Printing Technology America (ASPT)An exceptional entry was honoured with the: Best of Show - over all categories - Award of Excellence - GOLDDigital and Screen Printing Awards AustralasiaStage 3 Apprentices - Sydney TAFE Ultimo.Darren Ankrett, Aimee Besgrove, Chi Ho Cheung, Mark Conway, Murray Grant, Carla Guerra, Robert Kerr, Mark Lafferty, Jerome Loosli, Michelle Ogilvie, Mary-Louise Whelan, Janine Whittaker, Jennifer Jervis, Hugh Fowler, Stephen Smith.Students Hugh Fowler and Mark Lafferty developed the design concepts.
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