UPDATE: Our apprentice, Matt Henning, after being nominated and shortlisted for apprentice of the year, has won the award.
Thanks TAFE Queensland and MM Electrical Bohle.
Protech PAS apprentice Matthew Henning has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at TAFE QLD’s annual Trades Excellence Awards.
From day one of commencing his apprenticeship with Protech PAS, Matt has always and continues to display an ability to achieve everything he does to a high standard.
He is thought of very highly amongst all his peers, the company’s field staff, administration team and is the choice of apprentice when our tradesman require assistance.
His incredible talent was first noticed during an overhaul of a small transformer the company uses for testing purposes.
Matt meticulously stripped the transformer down and rebuilt it – resealing, polishing nameplates and valves, and painting it, which resulted in an outstanding finish that was acknowledged by several senior employees.
More recently, he completed a test panel exercise for the common types of relays we test in the workshop to a great standard.
Another notable accomplishment was Matt’s performance as part of a successful team that completed an extensive amount of maintenance work over a three-week period at one of the largest power stations in Queensland for our largest client.
This wide exposure to various jobs and working environments has put Matt in good stead to develop his knowledge and experience, which Protech PAS believes is well beyond what is normally expected at this point of an apprenticeship.
Without fail, not only does he do the job well, he takes initiative at every opportunity and completes all tasks with his own personal flair.
Matt is also a great team player and is an inspiration to our other apprentices. He always makes himself available to other apprentices to offer support or assistance when they need a hand and is more than willing to share information and what he’s learned with others.
Matt already has a wide range of competencies in most aspects of the electrical trade. He openly shows that he wants Protech PAS to succeed and provides the company all the support he can offer to ensure this always occurs.
Protech PAS chief operation officer Tony Robinson said that Matt will suit and succeed in any field he wishes to specialise in going into the future.
“Matt is one of a kind that only comes along every so often and has a very promising future,” Mr Robinson said.