Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade
For someone who has only recently stepped into the workforce, Jay Logan has been setting a high benchmark for a number of years. Having completed his Certificate III in Engineering in 2014, Jay is already nominated for his second accolade in two years.
Starting in 2010 in a Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication), Jay showed incredible initiative from the very beginning. Engineering Development Manager Shane Hagan says “Jay is very switched on. He’s always trying to get ahead and do well in his craft. There’s no doubt he’s meant to be in this line of work”.
Jay quickly earned himself an apprenticeship with Howarth’s Sheet Metal Fabrication, who have made the most of his drive and natural talent. Howarth’s manager Glyn Powell said “Jay’s dedication to his chosen profession shows in the way he deals with both the clients and manufacturing in general. His performance in the workplace shows his ability to complete a project from inception to conclusion and have the ability to overcome any obstacles that may present themselves in a calm and effective manner.”
Jay was nominated in the World Skills Australia competition in 2013 – this national competition showcases the country’s top young tradespeople, with a chance to be launched internationally in future rounds against the world’s best.
Thanks to Howarth’s diverse specialisations in repetitive work products for the electrical, mining, bakery, building and construction, refrigeration and poultry industries, giving Jay a chance to broaden his skills further – he is now qualified to handle even more on the factory floor, with skills in both fabrication and boiler making.
It’s with this in mind that Howarth’s was proud to nominate Jay for the Manufacturers Monthly 2015 Endeavour Awards, which celebrate the industry’s diverse skills and tradespeople. Add this to Jay now also studying a Certificate IV in Engineering, and there really is nothing stopping him from reaching the top of his trade.