Tom Parsons was named Apprentice of the Year at Box Hill Institute's annual awards night last week.May 9, 2014 11:05am
Deniliquin apprentice Tom Parsons was showered with prizes after taking out one of the top gongs at Box Hill Institute’s awards night on Tuesday last week.
Mr Parsons, who is in his final year as an apprentice with Northside Car Solutions, was named Apprentice of the Year for the whole of the institute’s Centre for Automotive, Building and Furniture Studies.
The awards night was held at the Manningham Function Centre in Melbourne and was attended by Mr Parsons’ parents, Paula and Gary, and boss Ian Fisher.
‘‘There were 150 people there and Tom was up against six or seven other automotive classes,’’ Mr Fisher said.
‘‘He was pretty much up against all of the dealers from Melbourne, as well as interstate and some international apprentices, so to win the award is a big achievement.’’
As part of his win, Mr Parsons will undertake a three-week exchange in Canada and spend a day with Garth Tander’s Holden Racing Team at Sandown Raceway.
He was also presented with $750 worth of SP Tools.
Mr Parsons, who finished Year 12 at Deniliquin High School in 2011, attends trade school in one-week blocks at the Box Hill Institute every six weeks.
‘‘I send all my apprentices down to Box Hill,’’ Mr Fisher said.
‘‘Nigel Lloyd won some awards down there, Troy Bright went there many years ago and I even won the Apprentice of the Year award there in 1983.
‘‘Tom’s parents were rapt for him and it’s great for my business too because we try to train our kids the right way and this shows we must be doing something right.’’
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