Scholarly joiner

Lukas Page is excited to share his skills and knowledge learned through his Australian Apprenticeship in the joinery trade.

The aspiring trade school teacher has recently returned from Europe after winning a BBM Scholarship through WorldSkills Australia Lukas’ scholarship allowed him to enhance his work experience in the United Kingdom at conservatory and orangeries manufacturer, David Salisbury Pty Ltd.

“I want to repay the people and organisations who have offered me so many opportunities while undertaking an apprenticeship,” Lukas said.

“The scholarship has given me insight into David Salisbury’s production practices while gaining new personal skills.”

Lukas was awarded the scholarship after winning a gold medal at the 2010 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Brisbane.

“The scholarship has been my first step to becoming a trade school teacher.

“Since my return to Australia, I have completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment whilst gaining knowledge through work experiences in different organisations.

“I plan to gain a better understanding of heritage values and sustainability initiatives within the industry, both locally and internationally.

“I am driven to build my skills and knowledge and pass this learning on to future apprentices and WorldSkills competitors.”

Lukas’ other achievements include being a finalist in the Victorian Apprentice of the Year Award category at the 2011 Victorian Training Awards and being named Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE’s Apprentice of the Year for off-site construction the same year.

Lukas was also one of five national finalists in the Ern MacDonald Fellowship award.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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