TWO Hunter-based electrical apprentices have been recognised at HVTC's annual excellence awards.
Daniel Beavan, now employed as an electrical fitter at Origin Energy's Eraring Power Station, was named HVTC's Apprentice of the Year.
The award was selected from finalists across HVTC's nine regional branches located throughout New South Wales.
"I was over the moon to have been named HVTC's Apprentice of the Year. It's a huge honour to receive this Award," Mr Beavan said.
Phoebe Giadresco, a first-year electrical apprentice hosted to Liebherr-Australia, received the inaugural Milton Morris Encouragement Award, created in honour of HVTC's founding chairman, Milton Morris AO, who passed away in February.
"It means a great deal to me to be acknowledged by HVTC and my trainers for my efforts and commitment to completing the Electrical Accelerated program with HVTC," she said.
"This program provided the skills and knowledge for me to be confident and successful in obtaining an apprenticeship as a female in a non-traditional trade."
Despite being at different ends of their apprenticeship journeys, the two workers were both pursuing other career paths before making the switch to the electrical trade.
Already a qualified fitter machinist, Mr Beavan decided he wanted a dual trade under his belt, so he commenced an electrical apprenticeship with HVTC in 2016.