Holmesglen Student Recognised With NECA Apprentice Award
Holmesglen apprentice Dale Horne has been recognised for his contributions to the industry following the announcement of NECA Apprentice Award winners.
Held annually, the awards are fitting acknowledgment for those making a positive impact within the electrical and communications contracting industry. Accordingly, Dale (pictured left, with APPSELEC Director Michael Sharpe) received the NECA state runner-up apprentice award in the 'commercial/domestic' field.
With apprentices nominated by their employers, Dale received his award together with his employer APPSELEC, who were given a certificate of achievement.
The accolade represents peer recognition for Dale, with a broader aim of the awards to nurture apprentices on their career pathway.
"I was certainly surprised getting so far in the nomination process and then to come runner up in the award. It's quite an honour, particularly when up against so many quality electrical apprentices, including the winner; also from APPSELEC," Dale said.
Dale believes the award will provide him with "great confidence" with his future training and will also help him to continue to develop with APPSELEC. Additionally, the apprentice acknowledged the support of Holmesglen in helping him with his achievements.
"Holmesglen prepared me well for the interviews and the testing process, which was quite rigorous, as extensive regulative and industry knowledge was required. I'm a visual person, so in the testing I felt drawing all the wiring diagrams to be my strength."