NEWS: SA – May – 2016

Jae Edwards Wins SA Regional WorldSkills Australia

splash-02Jae Edwards has won the South Australian WorldSkills Australia regional bricklaying competition and now has his sights set on the national competition in Melbourne in October this year. Jae won the event from a large, quality field of apprentice bricklayers at Tonsley TAFE in September 2015.

Jae is employed by Mathew Bissell of Adelaide Hills Bricklaying who previously employed Matt Cheso. Matt has competed in the previous two WorldSkills Australia national competitions having won the SA regionals.
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Seven Bricklaying Apprentices is a Recipe for Success

Jamie Wood & Samuel Canala wth captionJamie Wood is an outstanding employer with a great record of employing and training quality bricklaying apprentices in South Australia.  He currently has seven on the books and he views this as an integral part of the strength to his business, Distinct Masonry.

Jamie has one first year, three second year and two third year and a fourth year apprentice.  His “no fuss” attitude to his young gang means they learn on the job from his experienced leadership and tuition as well as from each other.  The apprentices actually compete with each other to make sure they don’t fall behind the high standards of more advanced apprentices.  They work well together being similar in age and attitude to the work that gets done.  Considering a Bricklaying Apprenticeship?
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ABBTF’s Christine Stewart – Your First Contact

Christine Stewart 250x270The team at ABBTF prides itself on being able to connect, understand and empathise with the bricklaying trade and its apprentices.  For the office staff, the role is far more than just registering and processing subsidy claims.  Over time, valuable relationships have been built between staff and bricklayers and apprentices.  In South Australia your contact is Christine Stewart (left).

While Christine’s SA contact role is a very busy one, she also has a national responsibility as Bookkeeper for ABBTF. She is always happy to talk with bricklayers and apprentices on any issues.
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