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Hobart boy scores top Tassie apprentice award

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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Adam Savage from Hobart’s Print Applied Technology wins the Printing Industries – Heidelberg 2011 Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year.

Ron Patterson, Printing Industries‘ general manager for Victoria and Tasmanian, 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.

“Adam 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. The night was sponsored by Media Super who are strong supporters of our Industry and contributed to a very successful event for everyone concerned,” said Patterson.

Adam (pictured) 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 and Heidelberg Australia see the apprentice of the year award as crucial to the industry of today and for its future development.

“These young people are out 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,” said Patterson. “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.”

Tasmania continues to produce outstanding apprentices from the printing industry, says Danny Roach, regional board member for Printing Industries.

“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,” said Roach.

Savage will now go on to represent the printing industry in the 2012 Tasmanian Training Awards run by Skills Tasmania.

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