Apprentices celebrated

March 4, 2024 BY

Top quality: Master Builders Victoria’s Regional Apprentice Awards recipients Vincent McLindon, Emmie Banfield, and Cain Berryman. Photo: SUPPLIED

AN apprentice from Quarry Hill was one of three recognised for outstanding work at Master Builders Victoria’s Regional Apprentice Awards Bendigo.

Fourth year carpentry student Emmie Banfield was awarded Apprentice of the Year Bendigo’s Developing Leader Award at the celebration last last month, with the event attended by more than 150 people.

Bendigo TAFE nominated Ms Banfield who has been working with Adrian Bassett Homes.

“Emmie is eager to embrace future opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills over all aspects of the trade,” the judges said in their remarks.

The other two awards went to Vincent McLindon from Echuca who received the Bendigo Chairperson’s Award, and Cain Berryman from Mildura who got the Junior Apprentice Award.

CEO of Master Builders Victoria, Michaela Lihou, congratulated the recipients and the quality of this year’s nominations.

“It is genuinely inspiring to see the enthusiasm and commitment our apprentices bring to their work and it’s important to recognize and celebrate their successes,” she said.

“My sincerest congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners for everything they bring to the building and construction industry.”

There were five regional Victorian divisions altogether, including the Gippsland, North East, South East, and Ballarat areas.

The Bendigo and other regional division winners now have another chance at a title at the Victorian State Apprentice of the Year Awards at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday 9 May.