Ethan Inglis has won the coveted title of the “Carpentry Apprentice of the Year 2016”. This title is awarded by the Bay of Plenty Registered Master Builders. Ethan underwent his apprenticeship at the Building and Construction Industry Training Organization and is currently employed by the firm Skilled Building Solutions.
Judges who selected the winners were of the unanimous opinion that Ethan displayed maturity far beyond his twenty-two years. They claim that he is a worthy winner of the title of the Apprentice of the Year awarded by the master builder association. They state that Ethan was confident and led others by example in all avenues of the entire building process. He has a sound knowledge of the workings of the industrial site and was able to identify problems and provide sound solutions to solve those problems. Others said that Ethan has strong communication skills and excelled at both the planning and implementation of a project.
Ethan was gifted with a range of tools to help him in his vocation. All these tools were state of the art and sure to evoke jealousy among even the most experienced workman. He was also given a gift check worth $2000 dollars to spend at the popular clothing store, Carters and a coveted spot in the Outward Bound Course.
The second place in the competition was awarded to twenty-year-old Alwyn Vickers who is currently employed by Parkin Builders. Twenty-three year old, Jacob Cvitanovich won the third place. He is employed by the builders, Venture Development. The results of the event were announced at a gala party held at the Yacht and Power Boat Club of Tauranga.
The event aims to showcase the future leaders of the construction industry and it also serves to help more young people to take up lucrative positions in the industry.