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MIGAS apprentice proves master of all trades

MIGAS apprentice Jack Rossington's recent run of award accolades continued last week at the Construction Skills Queensland Excellence Awards, taking out the Apprentice of the Year gong.

Jack, a third year refrigeration apprentice employed by MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees and hosted to Haden Engineering in Bundaberg, has also claimed the SkillsTech QLD 2nd Year Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Apprentice of the Year 2011, MIGAS Refrigeration Apprentice of the Year 2011, and MIGAS Overall QLD Apprentice of the Year 2011.

He was also selected as one of only two Queensland representatives at the week-long 2012 Today's Skills Tomorrow's Leaders Program, sponsored by Group Training Australia in Canberra.

MIGAS HR development officer, Wendy Cavanagh, said Jack was on-site and working within a fortnight of their first meeting.

"He contacted MIGAS [when he decided he wanted to pursue a trade career], impressed us to no end and started his apprenticeship within two weeks of the initial meeting," she said.

"From day one, with his passion to know everything and anything about the trade, Jack has impressed his fellow workers and supervisors. His enthusiasm has not changed since becoming an apprentice and is always asking for more challenging duties to undertake."

MIGAS CEO David Brown said it was part of the company's mission to create a sustainable Industry future by assisting young people at being employed into apprenticeships and traineeships.

"Along with personal and professional development, we like to offer as much encouragement and support as possible along the way," he said.

"MIGAS has supported Jack through all of his nominations and awards. We ensure the best possible outcomes for our apprentices, trainees and school-based trainees, and that means recognition of hard work.

"MIGAS nominate our excelling apprentices and trainees into many prestigious awards to celebrate their dedication to Australian Industry."

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