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Australian Apprentices Learning to be Leaders

Group Training apprentices and trainees have visited Canberra as part of a career and leadership program that will help equip them as future leaders. The Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders (TSTL) program, organised by Group Training Australia, brought together 16 outstanding apprentices and trainees, selected from some 25,000 group training apprentices and trainees across Australia.

All are regarded as emerging leaders in their fields. They include apprentices in electrical, construction, horticulture, plumbing, hospitality, carpentry, power generation, and voice and data communication industries. The TSTL program is now in its 13th year.

The group met with Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, at Government House, spent a day at Parliament House where they met with MPs to discuss their responsibilities, achievements and leadership motivations, as well as exchanging views with elite athletes and attending a session on career development and leadership training at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Apprentices in the electricity and energy generation sectors are:


Name Qualification Organisation State Host
Ben McDonald Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician HVTC NSW Peabody – Wambo
Haydn Booth Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Novaskill NSW Coffs Harbour City Council
Joshua Cosgrove Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician Electrogroup NSW Star Group
Jennifer Fitzpatrick Certificate IV Electrical and Instrumentation Ai Group Apprentice & Trainee Centre VIC Sick Pty Ltd
Shane Ross Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician PEER VEET SA Nilsen SA Pty Ltd
Ryan Gusterson Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician EGT WA Team Electrical

Image: Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, meets with the TSTL apprentices at Government House.