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2020 NECA Apprentice Awards

Published on: Monday, 29 June 2020

Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2020 NECA Apprentice Awards!

This prestigious award celebrates and rewards apprentices’ outstanding achievements and efforts in the electrical and communications industry. NECA WA congratulates the finalists and winners of 2020.

We look forward to celebrating the 2020 award winners at the NECA Awards dinner in June 2021.

1st Year Apprentice Category

FINALISTS
Connor Dawe - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Team Electrical Services
Alexander Falck - Electrical Group Training, hosted by EKKA Group
WINNER
Tiarnan van Osch - Electrical Group Training, hosted by SUEZ Perth Seawater Desalination Plant

2nd Year Apprentice Category

FINALISTS
Thomas Hanney - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Nilsen (WA)
Ryan Hinrichsen - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Bon Electrics
WINNERS
Tansy Roper - Switch It Up Electrical

and
Emerson Johnston - Electrical Group Training, hosted by SMEC Power and Technology


3rd Year Apprentice Category

FINALISTS
Euan Brown - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Insight Electrical
Josh Szczyglak - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Nilsen (WA)

WINNER
Rick Wood - Electrical Group Training, hosted by M Power U Electrical Contracting


4th Year Commercial/Domestic Apprentice Category

FINALISTS
Christopher Jones - Nilsen (WA)
Peter Matthews - Electrical Group Training, hosted by RH Matthews
WINNER
Jake Sardelic - Nilsen (WA)


4th Year Communications Apprentice Category

WINNER
Joel Manfield - Electrical Group Training, hosted by CPR Electrical Services


4th Year Industrial Apprentice Category

FINALIST
Cameron Laird - Pinnaroo Electrical T/A MEEC
WINNER
William Barratt - Electrical Group Training, hosted by Mak Industrial Water Solutions


Nominations for the 2021 NECA Apprentice Awards will open in January. For more information contact Claire Gerber, NECA WA Events Manager, on (08) 6241 6100 or email events@necawa.asn.au

Tax Tips for apprentices

Published on: Monday, 29 June 2020

Tax time is fast approaching!
Are you preparing to lodge your tax return and wondering what sort of deductions you can claim?
The ATO has prepared a handy check list for apprentices with some suggestions of things that you can, and can't, claim on your tax return.

CLICK HERE to download the information sheet.

Apprentice webinars - view online

Published on: Monday, 29 June 2020

Many of us have experienced increased pressure over recent months due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.

EGT has developed some online webinars that you can view in your own time as a helpful resource.

Managing Uncertainty and Mental Health - CLICK HERE to view the video online

Managing your finances in a COVID-19 Environment - CLICK HERE to view the video online

Rebranding of ECA WA Inc, CET and EGT

Published on: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

WA’s leading providers of training and workforce services to the electrical industry, Electrical Group Training (EGT), and the College of Electrical Training (CET) are today launching a refreshed brand identity and suite of logos.

Founded in 1988 and 1995 respectively, EGT and CET are part of The Electrical and Communications Association WA Inc (ECA WA) and over the last three decades, have firmly established themselves as the most significant contributors to the training and employment of electrical apprentices and workers in Western Australia.

In the past decade alone, EGT has graduated more than 1,500 new tradespeople who were placed with over 2,500 electrical and communications businesses to get their on-the-job training. Using this collaborative approach, EGT has provided more tradespeople to the WA electrical industry than any other group training organisation.

CET has been recognised as the premier provider of electrical training in WA, winning many awards, including the 2014 Large Training Provider award. CET presently trains more than half of all electrical apprentices in WA and provides post-trade training to over 3,000 electricians each year. Over the last 5 years, more than 70% of all new electrical contractors have undertaken CET’s Electrical Contractor Training Program.

In light of this, we are proud to announce new logos which celebrate and recognise EGT and CET’s proud WA history. The new logos include the geographic outline of Western Australia, which highlights our historical origins and our continuing commitment to servicing and supporting WA’s electrical industry.

EGT apprentice nominated for the WA Training Awards 2019

Published on: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

We are pleased to announce that fourth year apprentice Brooke Larpent has been named as a semi-finalist for the WA Apprentice of the Year 2019. This prestigious award is presented to an apprentice who has been outstanding in all aspects of their trade. The winner will be announced at the WA Training Awards Presentation Dinner on 13 September.

Good luck Brooke and well done on this fantastic achievement!

2019 NECA Apprentice Awards - finalists from EGT

Published on: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Congratulations to the following apprentices who have been selected as finalists for the 2019 NECA Apprentice Awards. This prestigious awards evening celebrates and rewards apprentices’ outstanding achievements and efforts in the electrical and communications industry.

1st Year Apprentice - Kierin Moriarty, Thomas Hanney, Emerson Johnston
2nd Year Apprentice – Joshua Stops, Andrew Duffield
3rd Year Apprentice - Daniel Smith, Laurina Fitzpatrick, Sean Kember
4th Year Commercial / Domestic Apprentice – Alexander Baker, Robert Monterosso, Alexander Carmichael
4th Year Communications Apprentice – Abraham Schutte
4th Year Industrial Apprentice - Christopher Varty

The winners will be announced at the 2019 NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards night, which will be held at Crown Perth on Friday, 30 August 2019. Good luck to all of our apprentices!