construction apprentice from Challenger Institute of Technology’s world-class
Rockingham training campus has won the coveted Student of the Year Award.
Moore (21), of Yanchep, received the accolade at Challenger Institute’s Student
Awards Ceremony in Fremantle on 6 April, after collecting the Apprentice of the
Year Award earlier in the evening.
Reece was rewarded for his outstanding
results upon completion last year of the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling
Few students could lay claim to overcoming
the tyranny of distance better than Reece, whose commute extends from the outer
extremities of the northern suburbs to Rockingham in the south.
The ceremony recognised the achievements of
more than 60 students from across the Institute, as well as five major award
winners in the categories Aboriginal Student of the Year, Apprentice of the
Year, Trainee of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year and Vocational
Education and Training (VET) in Schools Student of the Year.
An indication of Reece’s skills as a
tradesman are the other titles that have come his way, namely as winner of his
industry body’s AWCI Apprentice of the Year Award 2015, winner of the AWCI
Apprentice Challenge 2015, and runner-up in the National AWCI Challenge held in
Queensland, where he represented Western Australia.
Reece has started his own business, which
he runs on a casual basis and plans to build to the point where in turn can employ apprentices. He also hasn’t ruled out one day
returning to Challenger, but as a lecturer rather than.
“The fact I am able to work with my hands every
day, building something from nothing, is just brilliant,” Reece said.
Lecturer David Robinson said Reece had displayed
a work ethic that is equal to that of any student he had encountered.
“No obstacle can stop Reece from achieving his
goals and his focus and leadership qualities will ensure he is successful in
the trade he loves.”
2015 Apprentice of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cockburn.
Institute’s 2015 Student of the Year Award winner Reece Moore.