BIAV awards Marine Apprentice of the Year

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BIAV president Mark Crockford presents the BIAV Apprentice Of The Year Award to Dougie Bauer at the Melbourne Boat Show.
BIAV president Mark Crockford presents the BIAV Apprentice Of The Year Award to Dougie Bauer at the Melbourne Boat Show.

Victorian marine apprentice award presented at Melbourne Boat Show.

Dougie Bauer, a marine apprentice employed by JV Marine in Braeside, won this year's Victorian Marine Apprentice of the Year Award presented by the Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) at last week's Melbourne Boat Show.

Bauer is currently completing a Certificate 3 in Marine Mechanical Technology at Chisholm Institute. He was among four apprentices from Victoria to be nominated for the award and was chosen because of his significant skills, dedication and behaviour, both at school and in the workplace, and his involvement with the community.

“Dougie has demonstrated the values of learning by performing tasks in the workplace well above the level of a third-year apprentice,” said Michael Barlow, teacher at Chisholm Institute.

“He has also shown initiative in the workplace by being proactive and putting forward great ideas that are now being implemented by other staff members within his workplace.”

“The BIAV are very proud to be supporting apprentices working in the marine industry and all the employees and Victorian education and training institutions helping to equip them with a promising career,” said BIAV president, Mark Crockford.

“Having a highly-skilled, job-ready and motivated workforce is essential for an enduring marine industry. And BIAV want to recognise the hard work and dedication these young individuals have made towards achieving a successful career pathway in the industry.”

Also nominated for the award were:

  • Jordan Farquhar – undertaking a Certificate 3 in Marine Craft Construction at GOTAFE and working at Gippsland Ports/Paynesville Boatyard;
  • Claire Bland – undertaking a Certificate 3 in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology at Holmesglen Institute, working at Peninsula Marine Covers; and
  • Stefan Bonnici – undertaking a Certificate 3 in Marine Mechanical Technology at Kangan Institute and working for Mic’s Marine Services.

The BIAV Apprentice of The Year Award recognises the achievements and endeavours of an outstanding young individual undertaking a Victorian apprenticeship in the marine industry.

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