Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Michael Townsend, a Year 12 student from Dubbo College has won a national award for his commitment to the electrical industry.

Mr Townsend received the Electrotechnology School Student Award in the Commitment to Industry Category at the Apprentice of the Year awards hosted by peak electrical industry body the National Electrial and Communications Association (NECA) in Melbourne on Wednesday night (23 November 2011).

National judge of the NECA Electrotechnology School Student Awards, Mr Wes McKnight, said the judges were impressed with Mr Townsend’s ability to create his own opportunities to work in the industry whilst still contributing to the community.

“The judges thought Michael’s commitment to the industry was demonstrated by the fact he instigated his own school-based traineeships when that wasn’t the usual option for students at the school,” Mr McKnight said.

“It is terrific to see young people with the determination to follow their dreams and it is very pleasing to hear that Michael is already working with a local electrical company.”

Mr Kenrick Everett from the Charlton Christian College in Toronto was named as the Runner-Up in the Award.

Mr Townsend received a $1000 prize to help develop his career in the electrical industry.

About the Awards:
The NECA Electrotechnology School Student Awards are designed to reward the commitment and passion of talented young individuals that are producing outstanding products and inventions that can potentially change the future of the industry and many people’s lives.

NECA acknowledges the ongoing support of our partner NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd for this important award. NHP is proud to encourage talented students who are developing their skills in this specialised field.

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For photos of the winning student please contact NECA.

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National Electrical and Communications Association - NECA

NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
Dominic Feenan - Media and Communications Manager
P: 02 9439 8523
M: 0457 767 328
W: www.neca.asn.au


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