Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Long work hours and diligent study pays off

Long work hours and diligent study pays off for young trainee

Hamilton April 24 2018: Working long hours during the day and studying at night has paid off for a young Hamilton employee in the water industry.
Dylan Samson works for Allens United Drainage & Earthworks in Hamilton and has come a long way since joining the team in late 2014 after finishing at Cambridge High School.

His impressive self-determination, commitment and now leadership skills are shining through and his achievements were recognised by winning a Connexis Trainee of the Year award at the weekend. (Connexis is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for New Zealand's Infrastructure industries).

Dylan already has some industry training qualifications to his name and is now working towards completing a NZ Certificate in Pipe Installation (Level 4). This qualification leads to Civil Trade Certification, which recognises skilled tradespeople in Civil Infrastructure.

Connexis Group Manager Customer Engagement Kaarin Gaukrodger says, "This is a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding trainees and encourage others to strive for excellence in their job. Connexis is proud to support Civil Construction New Zealand Waikato Awards by sponsoring the Trainee of the Year award.

"We hope that Dylan's achievement not only inspires his work colleagues but also attracts more trainees to the Infrastructure industry - which is always looking for enthusiastic bright new staff in a rapidly growing sector."

The demand in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for construction-related employment is predicted to require a further 11,000 workers by 2022. * (*Future demand of construction workers. Projections from the National Construction Occupations Model – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).


Dylan's Connexis award was presented as part of the annual CCNZ awards recognising excellence in the industry. An award that he says he's both really thankful and humbled to receive.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Ockhams: Pip Adam Wins Premier Book Award

A novel which judges say ‘will bring readers back from the dead’ has won the 2018 $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize in the country’s premier book awards. More>>

ALSO:

Voyager Award Winner: “Sempy’s Xmas”

Congratulations to Kent Blechynden, who won a Voyager Media Award for this photo essay, published on Scoop in December.

Michael “Semp” Semple is an old school punk rocker from New Plymouth who is on the methadone programme... On Christmas day he thought he would be alone but two of his mates, “Mikey” and “Stacey”, turned up for some banter. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland & Christchurch: Bob Dylan Returns To NZ

The cross-generational icon will take in Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday 26th August and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 28th August. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Who Killed Jane?

This is an important book. Why? Because any publication that soberly and sensibly attempts to cast light on an unsolved murder is important, for the very real reasons that not only do the bereaved require and deserve a sense of closure, but that the murderer or murderers may be closer to being confirmed, arrested, tried. More>>

Comedy Fest: A Tasty Programme

2018 NZ INTERNATIONAL 26 APRIL – 20 MAY This April and May the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo, hits Auckland and Wellington with one of the tastiest comedy line-ups of its 26-year-old history!... More>>

ALSO:

Max Rashbrooke Review: Ravishing Berlioz And Ravel

In this engaging, French-inflected performance, full of strengths, perhaps the standout was the mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke. Wellington has been visited by a few high profile singers recently, notably Anne Sofie von Otter, but few have impressed me as much ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland