Local bloke unrivaled in building
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.