TAFE awards night celebrates Komatsu third-year apprentices' achievements
Above: Stephen Galea
Above: Christopher Najem
Above: John Odgers
Komatsu Australia is proud to support the work that is being done through TAFE NSW.
In early May, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute held an awards night at Smithfield RSL to celebrate the achievements of apprentices completing their third year of studies including three Komatsu Fairfield apprentices.
The apprentices were presented with their certificates of achievement as Plant Mechanics. Komatsu Fairfield apprentices who had successfully completed their third-year TAFE training were John Odgers, Michael Laria and Christopher Najem.
Steve Galea, workshop leading hand at Fairfield, represented Komatsu on the night and presented gifts which the Komatsu Service department donated to the awards night to mark the apprentices' achievements.
In return, Komatsu Australia was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Wetherill Park TAFE for the company's generous contributions to vocational education and training at the college's heavy vehicles section.
"Events such as this are an important milestone in the lives of these young people, who are making the transition from apprentices to fully fledged tradespeople," said Matt Buttigieg, Service Manager at Komatsu's Fairfield Branch.
"The future of this company and the industries we work with is very much dependent on having properly trained, skilled tradespeople who can provide the required levels of support and service.
"Komatsu Australia is proud to support the work that is being done through TAFE NSW in helping deliver the training programs we need," he said.