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MPGTC – Year in Review - 2015

What a year MPGTC has had! This year we received the highest number of nominations for the Apprentice of the Year awards – the apprentices are certainly doing us proud and we congratulate them on the dedication to the their work and study.

The apprentices also shined in WorldSkills, overall 10 MPGTC apprentices participated in the UItimo & Granville event – from the 10 we were pleased to have a gold medal winner, Caroline Stoebner (Ultimo), two silver medal winners, Annabel Lo (Granville) & John Stratigos (Ultimo) and a bronze medal winner, John Nikas (Ultimo). This is an amazing achievement for these apprentices and we look forward to their continued success in the WorldSkills competition.

We have held a number of Bootcamps over the past 12 months with an increase in participant’s numbers. This increase can be attributed to word of mouth, active involvement from Careers Advisors and schools expo’s like Try a Trade and the Construction Industry Careers Expo. We already have participants lined up for Bootcamps in the new year, we are looking forward to welcoming new apprentices in 2016.

Speaking of Bootcamps, 2016 will be the year that MPGTC launches their “Travelling Bootcamps” – keep a look out for one in your area!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Vella – Bootcamp Trainer – for his passion and continued support of the next generation of Painters & Decorators; the one-on-one training he provides to the Bootcampers gives them a great start in their careers so that they can hit the ground running when they become apprentices.

Whilst we have welcomed a number of new apprentices in 2015, we have also said “goodbye” to five outstanding apprentices that have completed their apprenticeships and are now licensed to paint!

It is a very rewarding experience to see the apprentices graduate and hear of their plans for the future. All five graduating apprentices are now gainfully employed with the Host Trainers that have supported them through part of if not all of their apprenticeship.

Congratulations Nathan MacKinnon, Joshua Henrikson, Nathan Windsor, Jonathan Maniatis and Jayden Wright, your hard work and dedication has paid off and we know that you have a great career in front of you. We are looking forward to hearing of your successes.

MPGTC is looking forward to another successful year in 2016, welcoming new apprentices to the team, supporting and developing our current apprentices and congratulating those that have completed their apprenticeships. It certainly will be a big year for us.