Jye nails top gong for construction apprentice
JYE Innes has hammered the opposition by winning the coveted Far North Construction Industry Apprentice Award.
The fourth-year apprentice nailed his award on Friday night at the Skill360 Australian Employment and Training Awards in Cairns.
Jye first started his apprenticeship in 2008 with Port Douglas Builders and said he was thrilled to win and enjoyed working for business owners James Dormer and Mike Clarke.
“I’d like to thank all the guys for the training and help they have given me in the past four years because I really enjoy being a builder,” Jye said.
“It’s tough work especially in the wet season when it’s hot and steamy but that’s my job and so I’ve just got to get on with it.
“Also working for the guys at Port Douglas Builders is just great because they have taught me a lot and they look after me and the other workers very well.”
Mr Dormer said that he was very happy for Jye.
“He is a good young bloke and a good worker and deserving of his win,” Mr Dormer said.
“We are thrilled that he has told us he will stay on with us after he completes his apprenticeship in June.”
And now that he knows how to build a house, he intends to build his own - with a little bit of help from his friends.
“I’m saving frantically and I’m hoping I’ll get the $21,000 first homebuyers grant as well to help me and if that all falls into place I’ll start building as soon as I can,” Jye said.
“The guys can do all the heavy work and I’ll help by keeping the cool drinks up to them - oh, and make sure they stick to the timeframe and keep on budget.”
Job well done: apprentice Jye Innes