Alcoa trades graduates recognised

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Alcoa Wagerup Alumina Refinery apprentices Kaidan Highman, of Eaton, Aliesha Sharp, of Bukerup, and Liam Lanwehr, of Bunbury, with Apprentice of the Year Brodie Stallard, of Pinjarra, at the 2019 Alcoa Apprentice Graduation.
Camera IconAlcoa Wagerup Alumina Refinery apprentices Kaidan Highman, of Eaton, Aliesha Sharp, of Bukerup, and Liam Lanwehr, of Bunbury, with Apprentice of the Year Brodie Stallard, of Pinjarra, at the 2019 Alcoa Apprentice Graduation.

Burekup resident Aliesha Sharp is one of 23 newly qualified tradespeople now able to provide a skills boost for local industry after the Alcoa apprentice graduation ceremony.

Miss Sharp and three other South West residents, Kaiden Highman, Liam Lanwehr and Clare Doolan have spent four years gaining skills in diverse trades including fabrication, mechanical fitting, electrical instrumentation and heavy-diesel mechanics.

Proud to have completed her electrical and instrumentation apprenticeship at Alcoa’s Wageurp Alumina Refinery, Miss Sharp is excited to see what the future holds.

“I would like to thank all the tradespeople I have met, they were all such a great support to me,” Miss Sharp said.

“They all contributed in their own way with helping me grow and complete my apprenticeship, and I look forward to putting my skills to work.”

Alcoa apprentice co-ordinator Craig Watts congratulated the group and commended the graduates on their hard work.

“The Alcoa apprenticeship program offers a high level of training in a safety-focused and diverse environment,” Mr Watts said.

Eaton resident Kaiden Highman and Bunbury resident Liam Lanwehr also completed their apprenticeships at Wagerup Alumina Refinery, finishing with mechanical fitting and electrical instrumentation skills.

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