Lee receives Migas touch

The awards acknowledge the hard work of Australian apprentices and their host companies.

Mr Bronkhorst completed a Certificate III in Engineering � Mechanical Trade (airconditioning and refrigeration) and was employed by Envar.

He said the skills he acquired during his apprenticeship had helped him to build custom mobility devices for people with disabilities.

�I volunteer my time to make electric bicycles for people with disabilities,� he said.

�One man was so grateful he gave me a coffee voucher. That kind of work is so rewarding.

�I do it to give back to the community and I feel great when I see what I�ve done has changed someone�s life for the better.�

Mr Bronkhorst said he faced a lot of rejection looking for work but Migas support led him to a career he was passionate about.

�I am now a benchmark for other apprentices coming through Migas,� he said.

�This trade makes me realise that when you work hard, you reap what you sow.�

Mr Bronkhorst was one of nine nominees to win a Migas WA apprentice of the year award in their chosen trade.