December 31, 2009

Geelong Regional Training Awards recognise Point Henry apprentice

Point Henry Mechanical apprentice Phil Waghorn has been recognised as Best Second Year Apprentice (Engineering – Mechanical) for 2009 in the Geelong Regional Training Awards.

The Awards are designed to give recognition to the Geelong region’s talented apprentices and trainees. They also aim to recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in the training sector and acknowledge the vital contribution made by students, teachers, employers, training providers and program designers to building a world-class post-compulsory education and training system.

As an Automotive Mechanic Apprentice, Phil’s areas of work include the Garage workshop at Point Henry smelter and the Mine workshop at Anglesea Power Station. His duties involve the overhaul, repair, and servicing of light and heavy industrial equipment. Phil has, or will by the time he’s completed his apprenticeship, receive training in Diesel and Petrol Engines, Diagnostics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Auto Electrical Systems and Transmissions. 

He is also receiving cross training in metal fabrication and welding, and machining.  In addition to the on-job training, Phil receives off the job training at TAFE as part of his apprenticeship. Phil was nominated for the Award by one of his TAFE teachers.