School of Trades awards night 


Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) School of Trades will reward the achievements of its students with an awards ceremony on Thursday 31 August.

The function will begin with a welcoming address by Grant Mauger, acting Head of School. Students who have shown outstanding performance during 2005 will then be presented their awards by Tim Nicol, cabinet making lecturer with the School of Trades, and to finish the presentations, Dr Steve Shanahan, will make a closing address.

A number of students who have excelled in their areas of study will receive two awards, including Benjamin Rope and Steven Smith.

Benjamin will receive the Buildex Award for ‘Most Outstanding Roof Plumbing Apprentice’ and Master Plumbers Association Award for ‘Most Outstanding 2nd Year Apprentice in Plumbing’.

Steven will receive the Dimet Tools (Darwin) Award for ‘Most Improved 3rd Year Apprentice in Cabinet Making’ and the Territory Saws and Hardware Award for ‘Highest 3rd Year Achiever in Cabinet Making’.

Special guests on the night include Steve Versteegh of Australian Apprenticeships NT, Andrew Jones of Australian Industry and Defence Network, Mark Neale of Hastings Deering, Jude Smith of MITAC, and Greg Hill of Brassware Agencies NT.

Grant Mauger explained the importance of the night: “The Trades awards night acknowledges high achievers and encourages students to excel in their trade and be recognised in their industry. The night is also for recognising and publicly thanking employers and donors for their contributions and support throughout the year.”

The ceremony will be held in the Mal Nairn Auditorium on CDU’s Casuarina Campus from 7pm.

Students and guests are invited to stay for food and drinks after the ceremony. A variety of items produced by different trades during the year will be on public display.

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