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Automotive Apprentice Achievement Well Deserved!!!

Sevag adds another Award to his collection after wining 2011 Snap On Apprentice of the Year Award. The award recognises automotive apprentices who have shown excellence in their chosen field.

Sevag had to endure 3 long months of anticipation reading stories about the other 6 finalist in Street Machine Magazine. “I’ve been very eager reading about the other finalists each month, they were very competitive candidates but thought I had a good shot at it; it was not going to be my results that let me down. But this isn’t a performance shop it’s a new car dealership, and I thought this might make a difference” said Sevag to Street Machine editors.

Lou Pedevski Workshop Manager was brought in on the secret he contacted Mark D’Aversa from WPC Group (Sevag’s Mentor) the night before and ask him to be part of the presentation. Lou made sure Sevag was out road testing a vehicle while his prize a custom painted Snap on tool chest worth $9000 was delivered. Sevags workmates gathered around the tool chest and waited for his arrival back to the workshop for an unexpected presentation. “Sevag to say the least was surprised when he realized it was not a workshop meeting taking place and spotted the giant tool chest and realized he had won the award. “My heart stopped when I realized what was going on and it was an unbelievable feeling” says Sevag.

WPC Group would like to congratulate Sevag on his major achievement and agrees that The right workplace Is important, support,  mentoring and passion plays a major part in Sevag being the employee he is today.

If you want a job you love like Sevag apply with Jobs 101 today.

If you want to employ an apprentice like Sevag visit http://www.wpcgroup.org.au/index.php/for-employers/apprentices

To read the full story see page 34 in the November issue of Street Machine Magazine.

WPC Group asked Principals, Careers Advisors and Industry to Imagine the possibilities at the RACV City Club, 4 October 2011

As part of the National Skills Week, WPC Group held a workshop on the essential link career advisors play in communicating the options and opportunities for young people as they make the transition from school to work. With 190 people in attendance, including over 32 schools WPC Group broke from the traditional ‘power point and speaker outline’ and gave people the opportunity to hear first hand from both people doing and apprenticeship as well as trainees.  The event was opened by the Hon. Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills and Minister responsible for the Teaching profession. Charlie Evan’s from Urban Eco was one of the highlights of the event with his landscaping display and a word from one of his young apprentices. We received great feedback from the audience on the morning show style of the event, hosted by Kim Watkins, which gave attendees a chance to hear from employers and employees in an interactive setting.

Education Minister Launches Culinary Cook Off

The Victorian Minister for Education and Skills Hon. Peter Hall MLC welcomed 30  competitors when opening the WPC Group 2011 ‘cook off’ held at  William Angliss  Institute in Melbourne this week. The competitors prepared a chicken dish with coscus and thai  inspired salad while being judged from basic knife skills through to the flavour and presentation of the final dish. The competition was judged by well renowned chefs from industry as well as Chef Instructors from the college.

Several of the candidates have secured their dream culinary Apprenticeships. If your an employer and have enquiries about the candidates please contact Natalie on Ph: 9321 0806.

Photo left to right: Nicholas Wyman WPC Group CEO, Minister for Education Peter Hall, Nick Hunt William Angliss CEO and Robyn Jackson William Angliss
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