May 29, 2012 - 2:39pm
Prepress apprentice Adam Savage from Hobart's Print Applied Technology has been named the Printing Industries - Heidelberg 2011 Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year.
Printing Industries General Manager, Victorian and Tasmanian Region, Ron Patterson, said the Award was announced at Wrest Point Casino at a cocktail party attended by more than 40 people representing printing industry companies, family, friends and other finalists.
"Candidates for this year’s event were of such an high standard that it was extremely difficult to find the winner, even though we made the questions more difficult for the Judging process," he said.
"Adam, who won the award for his outstanding confidence, passion and enthusiasm, was presented with a trophy and sizable cheque from Heidelberg Australia, framed certificate, and tickets for two to attend this year’s Tasmanian 2012 PICA Awards Dinner on Saturday 13 October 2012 at Wrest Point Casino.
"He will also go on to represent the printing industry in the 2012 Tasmanian Training Awards run by Skills Tasmania.
"The night was sponsored by Media Super who I personally thank for being strong supporters of our Industry and contributed to a very successful event for everyone concerned."
Adam was supported by his father and Adam’s Employer and colleagues from Print Applied Technology including General Manager Peter Johns and Production Manager Robert Baker.
Printing Industries' Tasmania Region Board Member, Mr Danny Roach said that Tasmanian continued to produce outstanding apprentices from the printing industry.
"Our standards are exceptionally high and this is reflected in the calibre of our apprentices. This will hold the industry in good stead moving forward," he said.Mr Patterson said that Printing Industries and Heidelberg Australia see the Award as crucial to the industry of today and for its future development.
"These young people are our future industry leaders and that's one of the important reasons industry organisations and suppliers work together to promote and support activities such as the Apprentice of the Year awards," he said.
"I see these awards becoming even more important and a bigger highlight in coming years. It's very pleasing that the printing industry joins together to support such great events."
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