Tim’s skills award adds to the party mood

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey resident Timothy Pratt was happy to have picked up a silver medal in the Worldskills Regional Competition which coincided with his 18th Birthday.
Camera IconHarvey resident Timothy Pratt was happy to have picked up a silver medal in the Worldskills Regional Competition which coincided with his 18th Birthday.

An 18th birthday was not the only thing Uduc resident Timothy Pratt celebrated on June 21.

Now known as one of the region’s best bricklaying apprentices, Mr Pratt competed in the WorldSkills Regional Competition for the South West Region and was lucky enough to take home a silver medal.

The 18-year-old is in his first year of a bricklaying apprenticeship through the ABN Group’s private training group, ABN Training and is very eager to start his bricklaying career.

“I’m really focused on learning the skills of my trade to the best of my ability and making the most out of this opportunity,” Mr Pratt said.

“It’s an accomplishment to get a silver medal and it goes to show that hard work pays off.”

Mr Pratt said he was excited to graduate in two years’ time and become a fully qualified bricklayer.

ABN Group managing director Dale Alcock congratulated Mr Pratt and wished him the best during the final years of his apprenticeship.

“Timothy is on track to become a gold-class tradesperson and I am proud to be able to support him through his journey,” Mr Alcock said.

“The ABN Group heavily invests in training the future generation, because our industry relies on access to the best quality tradespeople.”

More than 500 regional competitions are held in 34 regions across Australia every two years to test the skills and knowledge of apprentices, trainees and students.

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