The Apprentice

Mature age apprentice, Chay Huynh has just won Apprentice of the Year at Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute

21 May 2013
 

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To have both the electrical skillset to understand controls and then add refrigeration as a second trade means he’s a real asset to both our customers and the wider AE Smith team, especially on energy saving projects

Already a qualified electrician and building controls specialist, Chay decided to add refrigeration mechanic to his repertoire of skills – and signed up for the apprenticeship program.

According to Morten Saltum, Service Manager in Melbourne the Apprentice of the Year award comes as no surprise:

“Chay is dedicated, very interested in his trades and simply gets stuff done in a safe and professional way – they are winning qualities.”

Morten also adds that now Chay is a ‘dual tradesman’, he brings a winning combination of technical skills to the AE Smith team.

“To have both the electrical experience to understand controls and then add refrigeration as a second trade means he’s a real asset to both our customers and the wider AE Smith team, especially on energy saving projects,” said Morten.

The Centre for Electrical & Refrigeration Trades at Box Hill Institute is one of the largest training providers of electrical and refrigeration apprentices in Australia. At a special presentation in May, Chay was formally awarded “First Place” in “Apprenticeship Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Year Three”.