Directions third year carpentry and joinery apprentice Quade Keedle was awarded 2018 Swan Business Awards Apprentice of the Year at the recent Swan Chamber of Commerce annual awards night.
Quade was one of eight Directions apprentices nominated, and three of who were short listed as finalists.
Quade is currently hosted with Hanssen Pty Ltd at the Vue Towers Project and is known on site as ‘The Mr Reliable’ and ‘Mr Versatile’ of the project. He is recognised for being the first apprentice to put his name in the hat for any task or challenge whatever it may be, resulting in his acquiring an impressive bank of knowledge of high rise construction over the past three years.
Earlier this year Quade had a nasty accident on the family farm resulting in him losing the top half of his ring finger on his right hand. Within a couple of days of the incident, Quade was wanting to come back to site and was enquiring about being able to work in the site office to further his knowledge of reading plans and setting out of jobs during his recovery.
“It really is his work ethic and willingness to expand on his knowledge, and improve on his skills in his chosen trade, which sets him apart from the crowd” said Hanssen’s Clark Linton.
An understandably jubilant Quade Keedle is pictured here with his trophy along with fellow finalists Anthony Di Cristofaro (far right), Jayden Johnstone (far left) and Hanssen Vue project site manager Marsh Pender.
Congratulations to all of our apprentices who were nominated, finalists, and especially to Quade. We are proud of all of you for earning this recognition.