On a fast track to suc­cess

Townsville Bulletin - - CLASSIFIEDS - Francine Pull­man

FROM work­ing on big ma­chin­ery to fix­ing V8 Su­per­cars, a TORGAS Diesel Fit­ting ap­pren­tice­ship of­fers va­ri­ety and re­ward for en­thu­si­as­tic young­sters like Jake East­well.

This week­end Jake East­well will put on a new hat, to be part of the Cas­trol Townsville 400 V8 ac­tion.

Recog­nised for his out­stand­ing ef­forts, he will be re­warded by the chance to work in a much sought- af­ter field.

Jake was one of two lucky ap­pren­tices cho­sen to lend a hand in the pits this week­end, mak­ing him the envy of all his mates and co- work­ers.

Some of the work he will be do­ing in­cludes ra­di­a­tor re­pairs, panel and en­gine work.

As part of his TORGAS ap­pren­tice­ship, Jake at­tends train­ing units at TAFE North in Pim­lico. It was TAFE North in con­junc­tion with Black­woods that of­fered him the chance to rub shoul­ders with some of Aus­tralia’s most tal­ented rac­ing car driv­ers and work with some pretty sleek su­per ma­chines. Nat­u­rally it was an op­por­tu­nity just too good to refuse.

When asked about his ex­pec­ta­tions of the week­end Jake said: “I think that it will be pretty full on and re­ally fun. I’m go­ing to re­ally en­joy it.”

Jake be­gan his Mo­bile Plant Tech­nol­ogy ( Diesel Fit­ting) Ap­pren­tice­ship with McCahills Earth­mov­ing and Land­scap­ing sup­plies in 2014 and re­cently moved to sec­ond year of his ap­pren­tice­ship.

He said work­ing on the V8 Su­per­cars would be a nice change from his usual Mo­bile plant equip­ment. How­ever it is also a great op­por­tu­nity to boost his skillset and net­work with some in­dus­try greats.

TORGAS Field Of­fi­cer Candice Adams said: “Jake is be­yond ex­cited. It’s all he’s been talk­ing about for the last few weeks.

“He is a great ap­pren­tice and very ea­ger to learn. The V8 ex­pe­ri­ence is much de­served.”

OP­POR­TU­NITY: TORGAS ap­pren­tice Jake East­well will lend a hand in the pits at the Cas­trol Townsville 400.

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