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Andrew sets his sights on boilermaking career

School-based apprentice Andrew Cvorak is a young man on a mission.

The former Marsden State High School student knows where he wants to be in life and is determined to be a success in his chosen career.

Now fourteen months into his Certificate III in Heavy Metal Fabrication, the enthusiastic 18 year old is very much relishing learning new skills and working in a large fabrication workshop.

“I like to make things and see the results of my work. It’s all very hands on here and the other boilermakers are always helpful if I need assistance,” Mr Cvorak said.

BUSY At Work Industry Training Consultant, Sheldon Lemusu said it was great to see Andrew performing well in his chosen career.

“BUSY At Work has always had a good working relationship with local schools when it comes to placing students in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

“We were very pleased to be able to place Andrew with local manufacturing company, ATW Group Pty Ltd and believe he has a great career ahead of him,” Mr Lemusu said.

ATW operates a large manufacturing workshop in Stapylton providing structural and fabricated steel for the building and construction industry. The company also is a major contractor for the construction of the Coomera Sports and Leisure Centre which will be a major stadium for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Since starting with ATW, Andrew has been employed with the fabrication team learning about on-the-job safety, the correct use of hand tools and welding skills such as Mig welding.

ATW Boilermaking Supervisor, Fred Faragher said Andrew had shown an aptitude for fabrication and was always willing to learn new skills in the trade.

“He has a good work ethic and is very thorough and organised in his work. He has fitted in very well with the workshop team and he is now at the stage where he can work on some of our bigger projects,” Mr Faragher said.

Andrew credits his love of mechanical things to his dad.

“My dad works as a painter but he likes to make things and work around the house so I got to learn a lot from him at home,” Mr Cvorak added.

Andrew said he would like to pursue a career in the mines in the future but in the meantime he was keen to learn as much as he can during his apprenticeship.

BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said that BUSY was pleased to assist local employers in giving young people a start in the manufacturing industry.

“Andrew is already well on his way to achieving success in his chosen career. He has demonstrated the diligence and commitment to be able to perform at a high level and we feel confident he has a bright future ahead of him,” Mr Miles said.


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