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Ryan Kurray with Mark Mirtschin

Ryan is a master apprentice

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 7 March 2019

Warrnambool City Council apprentice motor mechanic Ryan Kurray is officially top of the class.

Ryan has won the Gordon Institute of TAFE Automotive Excellence Award, with more than 90 apprentices from Geelong and Western Victoria eligible.

Ryan said that the award win came as a big surprise.

“I’m a mature age apprentice, so it was quite a shock for me,” he said.

“I was working in the tyre industry and wanted to challenge myself, so when this job at Council came up I was lucky enough to get it.

“I work on things from chainsaws to trucks to tractors. There’s a huge range of things to work on.

“From day dot, everyone has been really helpful and it’s a really good place to work.

Municipal Operations Coordinator Mark Mirtschin said that Ryan was a valuable member of the team.

“Ryan has been with us for nearly three years and during that time, he’s consistently been enthusiastic and eager to learn,” he said.

“All the feedback I’ve had is that he’s willing to help anyone and always happy to take anything on and get the job done.

“Whether it’s awards like this for Ryan, or a member of the public taking the time to write a letter to us thanking us for a job well done, recognition is important.”

 

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