Remembrance Day 2018
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - we will remember. Thank you to Jenna and Callum for representing Newman College at the Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at cenotaph in Port Macquarie today to commemorate the end of world war one 100 years ago. Remembering and honouring those who have served and died in conflict and peacekeeping operations all around the world. #lestweforget#remembranceday #respect
Students eyeing a career in the field of electrotechnology are being given a head start thanks to Port Macquarie businesses and tradesmen. Lear and Smith electrical wholesalers are teaming up with Newman Senior Technical College and Hastings tradesmen to place students into apprenticeships.
Kevin Moran, supervisor of Lear and Smith Port Macquarie, explained it was a way of giving something back to the community. He believes it gives the students a pathway and access to facilities while building a relationship between them and the brand at same time. Lear and Smith have sponsored the kids who are doing great things, like attending the Skills Olympics, and they give them all the gear they need. They have also started an apprentice of the month scheme, where all of their apprentices go into a draw for a chance to win a bunch of free tools. They understand it's tough for them and there can be a big cost involved in buying tools and supplies.
Dan Abbott, who runs his self-named electrical business, has taken Newman student Callum Frewin under his wing. At the moment it's one day a week, and in 2019 two days a week before moving up to full time. Callum said he was very happy to have such a great opportunity so early in his career. He has been looking forward to an apprenticeship for a long time and he is stoked to have had the opportunity to go to a school that has been able to help him achieve that.
Any electrotechnician apprentice that needs help are encouraged to reach out to Lear and Smith.