Trades prize giving ceremony 

The night was a great success

Benjamin Rope received two awards on the night

Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) School of Trades has rewarded the achievements of its students at its annual awards ceremony.

The function held on the 31 August began with a welcoming address by acting Head of School, Grant Mauger.

Students demonstrating outstanding efforts during 2005 were presented their awards by Tim Nicol, cabinet making lecturer with the School of Trades, with Dean Faculty of Technology, Steve Shanahan, making a closing address.

A number of students received awards on the night in recognition of applied excellence.

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

Steven Smith received 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 included 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.

Acting Head of School Trades, Grant Mauger, said the night was all about acknowledging high achievers within the trades discipline.

“The ceremony encourages students to excel in their trade and be recognised in their industry and also recognises and publicly thanks employers and donors for their contributions and support throughout the year.”

Visit the School of Trades website.