A PASSION for plumbing has landed a Secret Harbour teen prestigious recognition through a top tradie award.
Connor Gaiger is an 18-year-old plumbing and gas-fitting apprentice who won the Plumbing and Gas-fitting Award for 2018.
It was part of the 2018 ABN Training Apprentice Awards held by building and construction company the ABN Group.
Mr Gaiger was thrilled to have the recognition.
“It’s a great feeling to be recognised for my work because I’m really passionate about my job,” he said.
“Eventually, I want to run my own small business so I’m really focused on learning everything I can from my trainers during my apprenticeship.”
More than 260 guests attended the annual awards night on August 10, including Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
ABN Group Managing Director Dale Alcock said Connor consistently displayed a high level of leadership through his work.
“ABN Group’s award-winning apprentices – including Connor – have worked extremely hard throughout the year and have joined the ranks of Western Australia’s most skilled tradespeople,” he said.
“Since its establishment in 2004, ABN Training has trained more than 1400 apprentices and produced more than 870 new tradespeople.
“Their enthusiasm for their chosen trade and the building industry is the reason why ABN Group runs the best training program nationally.
“The high quality of our apprentices is proof that training future trades is a solid investment, not only in our young people but also in the future growth of Western Australia.”