Mineforce Australia wins Apprenticeship Awards

3rd September 2013

Mineforce Australia had a very successful night at the 29th annual Torgas Awards with two wins in key categories. The Torgas Awards recognises the skills, knowledge and positive attitudes of apprentices and trainees throughout the Townsville region with Mineforce Australia employees Bronson Elliott winning Most Outstanding 3rd Year Engineering Apprentice Award and Paul Saint winning Mentor of the Year Award.

"It’s great to see our employees being recognised for their enthusiasm and hard work,” said Mineforce General Manager, Mr Cliff Potter, “as we believe the skills and expertise of our people is a key strength of our company".

Bronson Elliott is in the final year of his Boilermaking Apprenticeship and will complete this apprenticeship early as a result of his commitment to developing his skills and knowledge. Paul Saint leads the steel fabrication team at Mineforce and has been monitoring and supporting Bronson since the start of his apprenticeship.

"Bronson has shown amazing progress over the past two years and with Paul’s careful guidance, is now completing tasks and demonstrating skills that would normally be expected of an experienced tradesperson." Mr Potter said.

Success at the 2013 annual Torgas Awards is becoming a habit for Mineforce Australia with the company winning the Host Business of the Year Award in 2012 and the Indigenous Apprentice of the Year Award in 2011.

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