The Window Association of New Zealand (WANZ) and Glass Association of New Zealand (GANZ) held their Industry Gala Awards night at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 15 June. This was a spectacular event which once again showcased the talent and passion of the Architectural Aluminium Joinery industry.
In conjunction with BCITO they celebrated the achievement of the ‘Architectural Aluminium Joinery Apprentice of the Year Award’ which was this year won by Shevonne Evans of Gateway Glass & Aluminium Ltd, Tokoroa. Shevonne received the magnificent WANZ Cup on the night and spoke with pride and confidence on receipt of this award.
Shevonne’s determination to succeed and advanced knowledge and skill development was evident throughout her apprenticeship and was certainly part of what stood her above other entries in this awards process. Shevonne’s employer, Shawn Evans, says, “ Shevonne shows a great aptitude for any role she is in and always wants to further her knowledge and understanding. Shevonne’s eagerness to learn and the extremely high goals she sets herself stand her in good stead for the future”.
BCITO Training Advisor, Scott Cato, says, “Over many years in the industry I have rarely worked with and alongside an apprentice with such skill, determination to succeed and a passion to become a future leader in the AAJ and Glass & Glazing trades throughout New Zealand than Shevonne Evans”.
The Apprentice Award competition is a fantastic way for apprentices to aspire to excellence in the workplace so please encourage your apprentice to start gathering a collection of good quality photos (high resolution) of numerous projects they are involved in ready for the 2019 awards.
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