Lo­cal bloke un­ri­valed in build­ing

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Car­pen­try ap­pren­tice Vin­cent Hub­bard has been named the Waikato Reg­is­tered Mas­ter Builders CARTERS 2017 Ap­pren­tice of the Year.

The 24-year-old from Hamil­ton trained through the Build­ing and Con­struc­tion In­dus­try Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion (BCITO) and is em­ployed by Ur­ban Homes.

The judg­ing process in­volved a writ­ten project sub­mis­sion fol­lowed by an in­ter­view with a re­gional judg­ing panel for the top ten ap­pren­tices in each re­gion. Judges then visit the ap­pren­tices on site to dis­cuss their project.

Judges said Hub­bard dis­played ex­cel­lent at­ten­tion to de­tail, was a well-rounded in­di­vid­ual, and was a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of the award.

Sec­ond place in the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion was awarded to 22-year-old Isaac Van der Valk from Cam­bridge, who is em­ployed by Rob May Builders. Third place was awarded to 21-year-old Bran­don Gib­son from Hamil­ton, who is em­ployed by Nay­lor Builders Limited.

The win­ner of the na­tional Ap­pren­tice of the Year will be an­nounced at an awards din­ner on Novem­ber 3. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ap­pren­tice­oftheyear.co.nz.

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