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CIT Student 2016 Apprentice of the Year

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) carpentry apprentice Shane Dealy, selected as 2016 Australian Apprentice of the Year at the Australian Training Awards in Darwin last night. Shane was selected as ACT Australian Apprentice of the Year in September.

"CIT could not be more proud to have trained Australian's top apprentice. It's wonderful to see Shane's hard work and commitment to learning rewarded with this significant Australian Government award," CIT CEO Leanne Cover said. "Warm congratulations to Shane, and the teachers and employers that have guided and supported him throughout his training. Special thanks to Algoa Holdings Shane's apprentice employer."

Shane enrolled at CIT in 2013 to study carpentry and building construction. A highlight of Shane's apprenticeship was working for Eco Blue Constructions on a 6-star energy efficient home later featured on television program Grand Designs Australia. Shane says the project exposed him to new, sustainable construction techniques that will likely become common feature of building designs.

In June, Shane began work experience with ACT Metropolitan Building Certifiers and hopes to apply for cadetships in the coming year. In January, 2017 Shane intends to apply for a B-Class building license, the next step on the way to realising his dream of building his own home.

Congratulations also to CIT student Madeline Wallace, runner-up Australian School Based Apprentice of the Year. Madeline completed a CIT animal studies course through the apprenticeship scheme for school students and has gone on to study business at CIT.

Congratulations also to CIT training partners the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, selected as Small Training Provider of the Year and Bond Hair Religion, selected as Australian Small Employer of the Year.

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