CVGT Australia’s annual apprenticeship awards, The Matthew Baldock Memorial Award and the John Balsillie Memorial Award recognise excellence in our group training apprentices.

The Matthew Baldock Memorial award recognises CVGT plumbing and gas fitting apprentice Matthew Baldock who passed away in 2000 from illness. In honour of Matthew, CVGT gives special recognition to a plumbing apprentice who displays a high level of skill, initiative and commitment to their trade. This award commenced in 2001.

The annual John Balsillie Award commemorates excellence in engineering in memory of John, a retired CVGT director This award is available to a CVGT engineering apprentice who shows initiative, has a demonstrated high level of skill and can complete tasks of a high quality. This award commenced in 2008.

And the winners are:

The winner of the 2018 Baldock award was Sam Bradbury, an apprentice plumber hosted by McCaig Airconditioning.

The winner of the 2018 John Balsillie Memorial Award was Darcy Mead-Sweet from Tylden Equipment.

The winner of the Matthew Baldock Award received a $500 cheque from CVGT Australia, a spirit level, trophy and a certificate. The winner of the John Balsillie Award received a $500 cheque, digital calliper, trophy and certificate.

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