A Benalla apprentice has taken out a GOTAFE award in his first year.ANGELA TOWNSEND January 31, 2013 4:55am
Brad Graham has taken our a first year apprentice award through Gotafe Wangaratta, pictured with business owner Jeff Kunkel.
Dosser Panels apprentice Brad Graham has been named GOTAFE Apprentice of the Year after finishing his first year with the business.
The 18-year-old, from Glenrowan, has combined study at the Wangaratta campus with working at the panel shop and said the award came as a ‘‘bit of a surprise’’.
‘‘I’ve always liked cars — my dad’s a mechanic so it’s kind of followed on from there,’’ he said.
Brad has two more years of study ahead of him and will be fully qualified after three years with the team at Dosser Panels.
Business owners Jeff and Sharon Kunkel said Brad was doing a great job and was just one of their apprentices to have won awards over the years.
‘‘We’ve had a good run with our apprentices — all of them have won awards over the past 14 years,’’ Mr Kunkel said.
‘‘Hopefully they all keep going as tradesmen.
‘‘And we hope to hang on to Brad for the next three years.’’
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