Car­pen­ter named ap­pren­tice of year

Canning Times - - FRONT PAGE -

A CHEF-turned-car­pen­ter from Can­ning Vale is WA’s Ap­pren­tice of the Year.

Thirty-year-old Jamie Ste­wart said he was a jack of all trades and mas­ter of none when he de­cided to hone his car­pen­try skills and es­tab­lished his Legacy Con­struc­tion busi­ness.

“When I left school I did a chef ap­pren­tice­ship and went on to the mines,” he said.

“I worked my way up from labourer to project man­ager and did a cou­ple of Cer­tifi­cate IVs at one of the Tafes.

“I bought a res­tau­rant and had that for a year.

“When I saw the min­ing boom was start­ing to turn I saw I was a jack of all trades and mas­ter of none.”

Mr Ste­wart com­pleted his ap­pren­tice­ship in less than 2½ years and now runs his busi­ness full-time.

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Jamie Ste­wart has been named Ap­pren­tice of the Year.

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