Wānaka electrician Josh Welsh-Parrant graduated at the Apprenticeship Training Trust’s celebration ceremony held online last Friday.
The virtual event replaced the planned graduation celebrations that were to be held at The George, Christchurch and at Sky City Auckland.
Josh completed his apprenticeship with Nind Electrical Services, Wānaka, and plans to continue working with them in the region after graduation.
He has finished four years of training on-the-job, undertaking theory training by travelling to Dunedin for block courses. To celebrate the success of the graduating class of 2021 the Apprenticeship Training Trust had planned graduation events in both Christchurch and Auckland, which were to be attended by hundreds of guests.
“Nind have been training apprentices for many years,” Steve Winter, General Manager for Nind Electrical. “Josh has been a credit to us, we are so pleased to see him graduate, it has been marvellous watching him learn and take on new skills over the years. We thoroughly enjoy working with him and congratulate him heartily on his success.”
The Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) - an independent national charitable trust - provides managed apprenticeships – matching employers with apprentices in the plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying and electrical industries.
ATT has over 300 apprentices working throughout New Zealand and operates from four locations – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.
“We have 91 graduates nationwide this year and we are thrilled to see these apprentices graduate, they are doing so well and winning awards,” Chief Executive Nicola Dashper said.