Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
During high school, Jeremy Connell was almost certain he wanted to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, and a week of work experience at Wangaratta Engineering left him with no doubt. When Jeremy went back to Wangaratta Engineering to ask if they would be his host employer under the School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) program, they said yes on the spot.
The company would ultimately offer him a full-time Australian Apprenticeship, however, he wanted to finish Year 12, so they held a position open for him until his secondary studies concluded.
Jeremy has now completed Certificate III in Engineering with Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and is working as a fully qualified fitter and machinist at Wangaratta Engineering.
Jeremy was recognised for his outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2017 Australian Training Awards where he was a finalist for the Australian Apprentice of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in his home state of Victoria.