A.G. Coombs Apprentice Recognised with 2018 AMCA Training Achievement Award

August 14, 2018

On Saturday 12th August, members of the industry gathered to honour its young trainees and apprentices at the Victorian Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) annual industry dinner and training achievement awards night.

The AMCA training award winners are assessed against a set of criteria including career and study achievements, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

The Award was presented by Victorian Skills Commissioner, Mr Neil Coulson.

Mechanical Plumber at A.G. Coombs Jessica Malouf was awarded this year’s AMCA Training Achievement Award. Finalists were drawn from the categories of Mechanical Plumbing, Refrigeration Mechanic and Drafting Trainee. Jessica had previously been recognised in the Mechanical Plumbing category.

Jessica commenced her plumbing apprenticeship with A.G. Coombs in 2014. During her training, Jessica has worked on a number of high profile and complex projects including;

  • Monash Children’s Hospital
  • CSL Broadmeadows Alburx Facility
  • Post Entry Quarantine Facility, Craigieburn
  • 520 Collins St Building upgrade
  • 301 Collins St ANZ Royal fit out

A.G. Coombs would also like to recognise the achievements of all finalists for their hard work and dedication to their trade.

The A.G. Coombs Group strongly supports Australian apprenticeships, recognising that they are the best way to combine training and entry point employment, often leading to a nationally recognised qualification and career path. A.G. Coombs’ Managing Director, Mr Russell Telford, said, “Our long history in apprenticeship training and development continues to be further strengthened with our Apprenticeship Program, helping to ensure that apprentices make the most of their training opportunities and become effective and capable tradespeople with a great future in the industry”, he added. “We combine professional mentoring and active engagement with partner educational facilities to continually track training progress and to help ensure the educational curriculum is appropriate to the workplace and apprentice needs”.

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