Craig and Todd paint a workplace picture
Around 30 years ago someone offered Craig Bennett of Horsham an opportunity which led to a career in painting and decorating.
Running his own business for the past 15 years, Craig said he felt it was important for him to give young people a go and to put something back into his trade by employing apprentices.
“If we don’t give kids a go there will be no decent tradespeople in the future,” he said.
Craig employs one full-time apprentice and a School Based Apprentice.
He said a student completing a School Based Apprenticeship was working towards the same qualification as a full-time apprentice but believed a school-based pathway offered a better option for a young person.
“That’s because if they decide it is not what they want to do they are still engaged in the school system,” he said.
Craig’s School Based Apprentice Todd O’Connor is confident that completing his apprenticeship part-time while still at school offers him an important opportunity to experience what the world of work is really like while he continues his education.
“It’s good to have a bit of both,” Todd said.
- Get the full story in the August 16, 2012 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.
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Posted on Aug 15 2012