Industry breakfast celebration

It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Andi Shabo as the recipient of the 2021 Protect Endeavour Award, albeit in a COVID restricted manner at the 2021 Protect Industry Breakfast. In a blink, the 2022 event was upon us and Future Energy Skills (FES) welcomed 50 industry members to take some time out and enjoy one another’s company! We were pleased to see the event was well attended, with an inviting breakfast enjoyed by all. 

Mick Cullen, the Executive Officer of Future Energy Skills, took a moment to speak, highlighting that the event was “a celebration of our industry” detailing that Future Energy Skills has a proud reputation of collaboration with industry and advocacy for the skills needed to meet the future workforce requirements. “Industry does not exist without each and every individual that makes up the workforce.” 

The breakfast was also a time to celebrate a number of awards heralding the achievements of candidates who have attained great results. Michael Connelly, Chief Executive Officer of Protect, Australia’s leading industry severance and redundancy fund and sponsor of the event, announced the winner of the Protect Endeavour Award. This year’s recipient was Tash Laragy who overcame some debilitating personal challenges to complete her Licenced Electrician Assessments (LEA). Tash’s full story and profile will appear in upcoming editions. 

FES also recognised the achievements of those who, during their Licenced Electrician Theory (LET) or Practical (LEP) assessments, achieved a result of 100 per cent. Stephanie Papathanasiou, State Manager VIC/SA/TAS of Eaton presented each winner with an Eaton / Kyoritsu Electrical Contractor’s Kit. 

Those awarded were 

  • Nathan Lamb 
  • Haiden Clark 
  • Dylan Allen 
  • Ryan Stingel 
  • Emilie Marschner 
  • Meg Mahon 

It has been another great year and we celebrate all our candidates achievements. We look forward to keeping an eye on their careers as we are sure they will be industry leaders within no time. 

FES would like to thank Protect and Eaton / Kyoritsu for their ongoing support and to those who joined us on the day.