World Plumbing Day Apprentice Skills Contest – Friday 8 March 2019
The annual Apprentice Skills Contest took centre stage at PICAC Brunswick’s World Plumbing Day celebration on Friday 8 March.
World Plumbing Day, March 11, aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers in protecting public health and improving amenity in the built environment.
10 plumbing and 5 sprinkler fitting apprentices competed for the chance to be named “Best Apprentice Plumber/Sprinkler Fitter.” Contestants were given a specific work project and judged on a variety of criterion such as: precision, diligence, skillfulness and attitude.
The hard fought contest concluded with an awards ceremony, where the finalists were announced and received prizes from Reece & PICAC.
Apprentice Skills Contest competitors and officials
Plumbing Apprentice Skills Contest finalists:
1st Patrick Wright: Christopher Contracting Plumbing / Service Trades College QLD
2nd Shane Ross: Ross Plumbing / Swinburne TAFE Croydon VIC
3rd Liam Bower: Complete Plumbing Contracting / RMIT VIC
Left to right: Plumbing Contest winner- Patrick Wright and Glenn Menzies (PPTEU)
Sprinkler Fitting Apprentice Skills Contest finalists:
1st Nicholas Frydas: Grant Fire Services / FiT VIC
2nd Daniel Ellett: Hamilton Fire / FiT VIC
3rd Daniel Hunt: FVS Fire / FiT QLD
Left to right: Greg Tink (PICAC), John Doig (Reece), Nicholas Frydas- Winner of the Sprinkler Fitting Contest, Greg Smith (NFIA)
All finalists now have the opportunity to be selected to represent PICAC and Australia at the United Association’s International Apprentice Skills Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA in August.
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