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7/08/2017 12:00:00 AM

National recognition for Metricon’s commitment to apprentices

Metricon Executive Building Manager for Queensland and Northern NSW, Mr Chris Roberts, has been recognised by the National Housing Industry Association (HIA) for his ‘extraordinary’ assistance to over 100 apprentices looking to gain skills and training over the last decade.

The coveted HIA Apprentices Excellence Award was presented by HIA Managing Director Shane Goodwin, in a ceremony today, acknowledging Roberts’ personal commitment to the cause of partnering with HIA to establish the Metricon Apprentice Training Program; an initiative that supports contractors who take on the training of future tradesman with resources and financial assistance.

Mr Goodwin said that the program was introduced to increase and enhance the skill-base of the local building industry, and has resulted in an additional 112 tradespeople currently working in the sector. 

“Chris has demonstrated significant industry leadership over an extended period of time, by setting up the program and continuing to champion training and apprenticeships as an attractive and valuable career pathway,” he said.

“The program’s success clearly demonstrates to other construction companies just how tangible assistance can effectively increase the skills-base available. The program is an excellent model that contributes greatly to our industry, economy and skilled workforce.”

The HIA Apprentices Excellence Award has only been presented on a handful of occasions, with Mr Roberts being the first Queensland builder to receive it.

“It is wonderful to be recognised for my contribution to the industry after all these years,” Mr Roberts said.
“At Metricon, we are passionate about supporting the building industry and the professional development of its people for the future. The program gives Metricon a rewarding opportunity to use its weight as Australia’s leading building company, to give back to the growth of the industry at grass-roots level. I am humbled by the acknowledgement.”

The Metricon Apprentice Training Program currently sponsors nine HIA apprentices across bricklaying, carpentry and tiling trades, but has supported up to 15 apprentices at any given time. On completion of the program requirements, Metricon invariably offers graduate apprentices further support through prospective employment as a sub-contractor or in the areas of estimating, drafting or as a Site Manager Cadet. 

Metricon currently employs more than 600 sub-contractors across Queensland and, in its 40-year history in home design and construction, has become renowned for its well-credentialed tradesmen and staff, who operate to rigorous quality-controlled standards.

To find out more about Metricon visit or phone 1300 METRICON. 


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