When Hayden Loveridge signed his Contract of Training today to become St Pat’s Tech apprentice #639 he followed in the footsteps of his employer, who’d done the same thing some 600 contracts earlier.
Hayden begins his School-based Apprenticeship with SA Carpentry & Joinery, employed by St Pat’s Tech Class of 2008 graduate and apprentice #39, Patrick Anderson.
So far as we are aware, Patrick becomes the first graduate of St Patrick’s to hire an apprentice from his alma mater – a significant milestone indeed!
Patrick began his carpentry apprenticeship in September 2007 with the Master Builders Association, training with ATEC. In a short space of time he has completed his qualifications, has set up his own business and is now investing in training as his host employers did when employing him only a short number of years ago.
Well done Patrick and congratulations, Hayden. Look out for a story about Hayden and Patrick in The Advertsier on Saturday 28 March in the CareerOne liftout.