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Triple award win for painting apprentices

Between a talented and diverse pool of 150 painting apprentices across Victoria and Tasmania, the spotlight shone brightly on three exceptional students at the recent Master Painters’ Association (MPA) 2023 Awards for Excellence Gala.

Regarded as the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony, the gala that took place at RACV City Club earlier this month recognised painting and decorating students who displayed the highest craftsmanship within their trade last year.
Among the stars of the evening was Brittany DeLorenzo, a recent graduate of The Gordon's Certificate III in Painting and Decorating program. Brittany’s hard work and commitment were duly recognised as she took home the Fourth Year Apprentice of the Year title.
“When I heard my name announced and learned I’d won, I felt disbelief. Then came a rush of happiness and excitement. I’m thankful to my teacher, Paul Webb, for nominating me”, she shared.
Brittany’s positive outlook and personal commitment to growth and development is unique and has contributed to her recent achievements.
“I am driven by a desire to challenge myself and have discovered a determination to keep learning and progressing, hopefully leading to success. My plan is to continue furthering my skills and learning as much as I can, culminating in the completion of my apprenticeship”.
Joining Brittany in the limelight were Eva Hay and Tyler Lawson, both making waves in their respective years of study. Eva was honoured as the Third Year Apprentice of the Year, while Tyler came ‘Runner Up’ Second Year Apprentice of the Year.
The three students were proudly nominated by Paul Webb, a painting and decorating teacher at The Gordon.
“Eva, Brittany, and Tyler have demonstrated exceptional commitment, innovation, teamwork, and a continuous desire to learn and improve, all of which have significantly contributed to their professional growth. Brittany and Eva have both shown strong leadership abilities while also being excellent team players, always ready to support with their peers,” said Paul.
When reflecting on moments of success and achievement, it's essential to recognise the invaluable role of institutions like The Gordon in shaping apprentices. Through rigorous hands-on training, mentorship, and industry, students obtain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their trade.
“The formal recognition of our student’s hard work, skills, and dedication in the field of painting and decorating at events like this gives them a boost in their current workplaces and sets them up for career success”, said Paul.
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